George W. Bush’s former chief of staff: “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs”

posted at 6:01 pm on April 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via BuzzFeed, a vignette from the big Bushworld confab over the weekend to honor Bush 41. Imagine if the “tea-party era” in Republican politics, which began after eight years of Dubya and the nomination of John McCain, produced Mitt Romney and then Jeb Bush as presidential nominees.

I’m treating the prospect of another Bush nomination as a test of whether the Republican grassroots, realistically, has any influence at all over who their party chooses. Say what you will about O but his win over Hillary six years ago proved that it’s still possible for the establishment favorite to be beaten in a Democratic primary. When was the last time that happened on our side? If a power complex exists within the party capable of elevating a guy to the nomination (a) who hasn’t run a campaign in 12 years, (b) who’s suspicious to the party’s own base, and (c) whose surname is a heavy liability everywhere in the country except within that power complex, in what way does any sort of conservative activism — at the national level at least — matter?

“We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs,” said longtime Bush adviser Andy Card after the speech.

“If Jeb Bush does not run, shame on us.” Card added, “I would work in a Jeb administration in a heartbeat.”

“Look at all of us,” said another former campaign aide, Jill Collins, excitedly motioning to an auditorium filled with former ambassadors, appointees, and cabinet members. “We are all ready to fundraise and start planting yard signs. We have all done it before and we will do it again.”…

“Those of us who support [H.W. Bush] know that he was worthy of a second term,” McGrath said. “The Bush style of leadership needs to return to Washington.”

“If Mitt Romney had had the Jeb package,” said tireless Romney 2012 surrogate John Sununu, “we would have won in 2012.” Even if Jeb doesn’t run, though, or — miraculously — ends up getting beat in the primaries by a righty insurgent, how many former Bush advisors will end up as part of the eventual nominee’s campaign? It may be possible to avoid having another Bush on the ticket. I’m not sure it’s possible to have a new Republican administration that keeps Bushworld out of the White House. Here’s WaPo on the “credentials caucus,” the race among 2016 Republican hopefuls to recruit policy advisors before the primaries start hopping:

With the exception of some voices within the circle of libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), those being tapped hew to Republican norms on foreign policy, with emphasis on a vigorous military and a willingness to use force overseas…

Former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, known for his controversial decisions during the Iraq war, has been courted by several potential candidates and plans to meet with Cruz. Cruz has hired former Rumsfeld aide Victoria Coates as his national security adviser…

Walker is doing more prep on global issues and has developed a bond with Washington Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen, a former George W. Bush speechwriter and a foreign policy hawk. In 2013, when Thiessen helped Walker write the governor’s memoir, they talked via Skype about many issues.

Actual quote: “On foreign policy especially, the potential candidates are still learning. A frequent counselor is Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the GOP’s 2008 nominee.” I’m guessing Cruz isn’t one of them, although the fact that Cruz is hiring Rumsfeld alums means the Cruz/Paul contrast on foreign policy next year will be even sharper than we thought. Maybe that’s Rand’s best play — presenting himself as an alternative not just to Republican orthodoxy generally but to the Bush legacy specifically. Is that too risky in a Republican primary, though, even five years after the tea party emerged? The one virtue of a new Bush candidacy is that it’d be a fascinating temperature check of GOPers about Dubya’s legacy. Are they, after flirtations with libertarianism and isolationism, nonetheless prepared to offer Bush 3.0 to the country? Can the party’s coalition survive that?

The one really obvious move Jeb could make to lighten some of the baggage he’s carrying and present himself to voters as distinctly his own man would be to criticize the Iraq war, even to the point of saying that it never should have happened. I doubt he’s willing to do it, though, and even if he was, he’s on record as recently as last year as saying he thinks people will eventually stop seeing the war as a mistake. Rand’s been tiptoeing away from dad’s views for the past three years and people are still suspicious of his true intentions. Even if Jeb tried the same move vis-a-vis Dubya’s foreign policy, how likely is it he could convince people at this point that he’d be different? And even if he did, how excited would Bushworld be about him then?


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Note to self: Andy Card has thrown away any credibility he might have had in the past.

wren on April 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Andy Card is far more interested in what’s good for corporate America than what’s good for the United States of America.

bw222 on April 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Why do hookers go to Vegas?

For the same reason robbers rob banks: it’s where the money is.

Card is just a clever whore.

But a clever whore is still a whore.

jmad on April 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM

This isn’t some frat party. Just because you’ve waited your turn doesn’t mean you should be the nominee. The RINOs did that with McCain and Romney. Say no to this establishment bs.

neyney on April 7, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Like or dislike Jeb, his running would give away the best advantage the GOP has against Hillary; “we don’t need another Bush or Clinton”

Tater Salad on April 7, 2014 at 10:01 PM

George W. Bush’s former chief of staff: “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs”

Yes. We do. Because he is fat. He needs to run. A lot.

Cheese Wheel on April 7, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I’m a Republican voter – but I will never vote for Jeb Bush and will not support a party that nominates him. I know I am not alone.

pilsener on April 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM

You are not alone. I am a Republican voter, too. However, if Jeb runs, I won’t vote for him. I’d rather vote for Hillary. I’d rather vote for Karl Marx himself. And, yes, I am a registered Republican, but that’s how much I can’t stand the Bushes.

It’s a visceral thing with me. Just as Dems can’t stand Sarah Palin, I can’t stand the Bushes. They make my stomach turn.

Burke on April 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Ronald Reagan’s biggest mistake wasn’t amnesty. It was selecting George H. W. Bush as his running mate. Hade Bush41 not run as Reagan’s VP, it’s highly doubtful that he ever would have become President and George W. and Jeb’s political careers might have never existed.

bw222 on April 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Hell no.

Theophile on April 8, 2014 at 4:58 AM

“We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs,” said longtime Bush adviser Andy Card after the speech.

“If Jeb Bush does not run, shame on us.” Card added, “I would work in a Jeb administration in a heartbeat.”

Madness. Utter madness. Stuck-in-Time-Madness.

Lourdes on April 8, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Like John McCain’s nomination that appears to have existed for purposes of electing Obama, nominating Jeb Bush will encourage a Hillary win.

It’s madness to think Jeb Bush represents the GOP. Jeb Bush supports Common Core (and is, in fact, more than a ‘mere’ supporter but a strong advocate of it), he’s for amnesty, he’s more involved in ethnicity class warfare issues than is even the DNC, he supports “global warming” memes and those are but a few of his egregious beliefs.

It would be utter madness if Jeb Bush is the GOP nominee. And would potentially ensure a Democrat-win again.

Lourdes on April 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Sheldon Adelson’s hand is at work with the Jeb Bush idea. Even with millions upon millions, it’s possible for them to be wrong and this is one instance of Adelson being wrong. UNLESS it’s Adelson’s goal to elect Hillary.

Lourdes on April 8, 2014 at 7:59 AM

I am not a Republican … haven’t been one for 20 years …. I am a registered Indy. and I will not vote for another Bush period.
running Jeb would do a couple of things … Hillary would win
and the GOP would die and a new party would take its place.

conservative tarheel on April 8, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Hillary would win
and the GOP would die and a new party would take its place.

conservative tarheel on April 8, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Yes. But sadly, too late to save the country. 4-8 Years of Hillary? More military purges and the total purging of the last bastion of constitutional governance: the Supreme Court.

BigAlSouth on April 8, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Santorum, Huckabee, Jeb, Romney, etc. If any of these clowns run, republican party will be finished, will split into two parties, and will make sure demoncats win POTUS for the next two decades.

LaughterJones on April 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

You idiots are bound and determined to get another damn Democrat elected, aren’t you? We are doomed…

Big John on April 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Enough of Bush and Clinton. We need to revitalize this poor sick Republic and it can’t be done with the same old pathetic, self serving dolts.

rplat on April 8, 2014 at 8:37 AM

I will not vote for Jeb Bush. I was leary because my dem relatives who live in Florida think the sun rises and sets on him. With his stand on immigration and the invaders of our nation, I will not vote for him for any office.

polarglen on April 8, 2014 at 8:39 AM

You idiots are bound and determined to get another damn Democrat elected, aren’t you? We are doomed…

Big John on April 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Jeb Bush is no different than any Democrat. The idiots, like yourself, have no problem nominating RINOs who ensure a Democrat win. I do agree that we’re doomed though unless, of course, Republicans nominate an actual conservative for a change. I has been over thirty years.

cajunpatriot on April 8, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Jeb Bush may become President someday, but it will be as a Democrat. Dont put it past a desperate power hungry legacy wannabe to turn amnesty and common core into issues he cannot reconcile with the new “extreme” GOP.

Dont get me wrong, it wont be in 2016. In fact, im not sure he would do it while GHW Bush is still alive, but if he sees his only path to the White House through the Democrat Party, he will go that route.

Jeb Bush will never win a national election as a Republican. There is no appeal outside of the beltway parasitic class. He couldnt get all the Romney voters and even more would stay home. Its the kind of landslide that would sully the family name for all time…..and its that fact that may keep him out of the race.

alecj on April 8, 2014 at 8:45 AM

The best way to stop Jeb Bush is for Texas to NOT elect his son George P. as Land Commissioner in November.

Just say NO

Willys on April 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Candidates for president that might actually do something as president-Bush,Christie,Walker,Jindal.

Messiahs for president that would be Conervative opposites of Barack Obama and be disasters.

Cruz,Paul,Rubio.

that is all

gerrym51 on April 8, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Former Gov. Jeb Bush did a good job as my former Florida Governor, but his statement about immigration shows why he should NOT be running for President, and Sen. Ted Cruz’s response shows why he SHOULD and I pray Cruz is the next occupant of the White House-we need him.

djn on April 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Jeb Bush is no different than any Democrat. The idiots, like yourself, have no problem nominating RINOs who ensure a Democrat win. I do agree that we’re doomed though unless….

cajunpatriot on April 8, 2014 at 8:42 AM

You were doing so well until right at the end. We are doomed, period. They have the media, the bureaucracy, the CULTURE, and now they’re working on the military, and once the GOP hands them amnesty they will come for the guns. You think electing one president will undo all that?

DFCtomm on April 8, 2014 at 9:07 AM

He just declared the crimes illegals are committing are ‘not felonies’ and that we have to give them Amnesty. No thank you – we already have a President who has no respect for or any intent to enforce the Rule of Law. He wants to benefit illegals at the expense of American citizens.

He is also FOR Common Core, the dumbing down of America…those 2 things are all I need to know about Jeb Bush. I hope he gives Hillary a run for her money in the DEMOCRATIC PARTY Primary. If he wants to espouse liberal principles he needs to run as one.

I personally have had enough of the Presidential ‘DYNASTIES’ – No more ‘Bush’es, No more ‘Clinton’s. Jeb, just because 2 of your family members were Presidents doesn’t mean it is your birth rite

easyt65 on April 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

And we, the common working people, have the responsibility to make sure that not another ruling elite Republican establishment type becomes our nominee. If we fail, shame on us because America will not survive.

SpiderMike on April 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

I held my nose the last 2 times, but no more. Jeb was a good gov in FL until he decided to meddle in the education system. His wife is from Colombia so maybe that’s what has formed his they came for love statement. This Bush dynasty won’t end with him either. His son is George P. Bush and is slowly being groomed to carry on. Maybe he’ll end up running against Chelsea in 20 years or so.

Kissmygrits on April 8, 2014 at 9:18 AM

NO NO NO!

No more Bush’s or Clinton’s!

Get real people. Jeb may be better than the two previous Bush’s but HELL NO.

generouse on April 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Common core RINO. Just say No!!’

Krupnikas on April 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I’ll never pull the lever for another Bush..

PatriotRider on April 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM

That’s it. Let It Burn. Vote Democrat to hasten the END so we can have our collapse and the end of both of these treasonous parties.

That will be my stance if the nominee is Jeb or another amnesty RINO.

ConstantineXI on April 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM

You know, you “let it burn” folks are about as ignorant, cold-hearted and callous as it gets. Do you realize what you’re saying? You’d rather vote for a Democrat and “the end” to achieve your intellectual high ground? Do you realize how many people are already suffering at the hand of Democratic/liberal policies, i.e., Obamacare?

I believe you need to rethink your strategy there. Even if you agree with a RINO only 60-70% of the time, it’s better than electing a Democrat that you would agree with 0% of the time. Don’t let standing on principle cloud your judgement. Think about all the innocent people who will be harmed by your choice.

Bob Davis on April 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

The importance of the Rule of Law to the well-being of the nation, including the economy, is obviously not appreciated by Jeb Bush. This, by itself, disqualifies him from serious consideration for the Presidency.

Given the lawlessness of the Obama administration the GOP needs to stake out the high road on this issue. It is both good policy and good politics.

Basilsbest on April 8, 2014 at 10:31 AM

That’s it. Let It Burn. Vote Democrat to hasten the END so we can have our collapse and the end of both of these treasonous parties.

That will be my stance if the nominee is Jeb or another amnesty RINO.

ConstantineXI on April 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM

You know, you “let it burn” folks are about as ignorant, cold-hearted and callous as it gets. Do you realize what you’re saying? You’d rather vote for a Democrat and “the end” to achieve your intellectual high ground? Do you realize how many people are already suffering at the hand of Democratic/liberal policies, i.e., Obamacare?

I believe you need to rethink your strategy there. Even if you agree with a RINO only 60-70% of the time, it’s better than electing a Democrat that you would agree with 0% of the time. Don’t let standing on principle cloud your judgement. Think about all the innocent people who will be harmed by your choice.

Bob Davis on April 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Agreed, ‘let it burn’ is complete insanity. There are those in the Proggie movement that also want ‘let it burn’, aka Cloward-Piven, because they are confident that they can emerge victorious from the collapse and implement their socialist paradise. They probably would win.

The time for perfection is in primary season, after that a sane person votes for the lesser of the two evils.

slickwillie2001 on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM

It’s what they call”damage control” -something you do when a potential candidate puts a foot in his mouth and follows that with an ankle.calf, knee and thigh.”Act of Love” is really an “Act of Suicide”.

MaiDee on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I think I have a responsibility not to vote for him.

Ed Snyder on April 8, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Agreed, ‘let it burn’ is complete insanity. There are those in the Proggie movement that also want ‘let it burn’, aka Cloward-Piven, because they are confident that they can emerge victorious from the collapse and implement their socialist paradise. They probably would win.

The time for perfection is in primary season, after that a sane person votes for the lesser of the two evils.

slickwillie2001 on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM

So slickwillie2001, you’d vote for the latest Christian Socialist the GOP wants to nominate?

Ed Snyder on April 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Be sure your campaign contributions are in Pesos.

TimBuk3 on April 8, 2014 at 10:54 AM

He can run for mayor of Craptown.

Buttercup on April 8, 2014 at 10:57 AM

If Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are the nominees, not only will I not vote for Jeb, I will vote for Hillary. I will vote conservative in my state races, but after voting Republican all my life since Nixon, I now consider myself an Independent.

lea on April 8, 2014 at 10:59 AM

I believe you need to rethink your strategy there. Even if you agree with a RINO only 60-70% of the time, it’s better than electing a Democrat that you would agree with 0% of the time. Don’t let standing on principle cloud your judgement. Think about all the innocent people who will be harmed by your choice.

Bob Davis on April 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I disagree. It’s time we stop acting like sheep being lead to the slaughter. The only way to really win is to take back this country state by state. It begins locally, and with the House and Senate. Read Mark Levin’s book.

lea on April 8, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Oh this reaction by the Socialist enablers wasn’t predictable at all! SARCASIM!

If only we could stop the “true conservatives” from continuing to push Socialism down our throats!

Of course then they would have to live up to their own stupid pretend conservatism.

They, YOU, do not care one wit for Conservatism, or you would have learned something from your dismal failure of the last million years of tearing down any possible Republican candidate.

I’m not a big fan of another Bush run either, but, the candidate will be someone. And there is no such thing as perfection. It does not exist.

There are only humans running for office. And anyone who thinks like the far right nutcases here on Hot Air, would not run, it would violate their ever so high minded hate of government!

So get that through your heads, your perfect candidate would immediately disqualify themselves by deigning to run! That would violate all your supposed principles!

Get over yourselves and stop the Socialist enabling.

petunia on April 8, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Bush running will truly be the definitive test on whether the grassroots has any ‘juice’ in non-offcycle elections.

If it were up to Bush he would give amnesty for those already here, and then rework immigration to make it less ‘onerous’…i.e. if you have a clean record, come on over. That way he can say ‘look i’ve made future immigrants legal’ but in reality he will have just lowered the bar so much that the law is irrelevant.

uatu1878 on April 8, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Runs away? Yes.

Ward Cleaver on April 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM

petunia on April 8, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I’m confident that I am as staunch a conservative as there is here on HA (I’m a supporter or Ted Cruz and hope he runs); however, I agree with you that you don’t always get to vote for your “perfect candidate.”

The time to vote for the candidate that you most closely agree with is in the primaries; however, if said candidate doesn’t make it to the general election, you vote for the best of who’s left.

Regarding the argument that other “true conservatives” on here make about voting for RINO’s, I’ll offer this example:

Suppose you have cancer and there’s a doctor out there who can offer you a 60-70% chance for a cure. Would you go to that doctor, or would you go to a doctor that offers a 0% chance?

Obviously, that’s a no brainer. You go with the doctor that gives you the best chance.

Bob Davis on April 8, 2014 at 11:47 AM

You idiots are bound and determined to get another damn Democrat elected, aren’t you? We are doomed…

Big John on April 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Immigration, its about wuv. An act of Twue Wuv. Jeb wuvs you! Vote for Jeb!

oryguncon on April 8, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Just a quick note to point out that the only administration in which Andy Card would get a job will be a Bush administration.

chuckh on April 8, 2014 at 11:54 AM

No more Bushes or Clintons, ever.

searcher on April 8, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Jeb Bush has morphed into Hillary Clinton in drag. There would be little difference. Jeb would probably be better on judges and worse on immigration.

bw222 on April 8, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I believe you need to rethink your strategy there. Even if you agree with a RINO only 60-70% of the time, it’s better than electing a Democrat that you would agree with 0% of the time. Don’t let standing on principle cloud your judgement. Think about all the innocent people who will be harmed by your choice.

Bob Davis on April 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Based on his recent pronouncements, I doubt that I would agree with Jeb Bush 30% of the time. This “lesser of two evils” crap preached by people like you is getting very old, especially when the degree of evil is becoming less obvious.

In 2008, the GOP nominated the only Republican who would have been worse than Obama. Had McCain been elected, amnesty would likely have been passed and the senile old fool would have likely started WWIII. Jeb is the only Republican who could be worse than Hillary.

bw222 on April 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM

And we, as Republican voters, have a responsibility to ensure he does NOT get the nomination.

dentarthurdent on April 8, 2014 at 12:35 PM

This sounds like the exact same conversations that took place with McCain and Romney. The only thing that energized either one of those campaigns is when the V.P. was picked. I don’t happen to think that “principle” is a bad word nor am I afraid of a different strategy in 2016. I don’t mind losing when I believe in the candidate I am supporting, but I’m tired of losing because the Republican Party nominates losers. When is the Republican Party going to stop letting the Democrats pick, and then destroy, their Presidential candidates?

lea on April 8, 2014 at 12:41 PM

“The best way to stop Jeb Bush is for Texas to NOT elect his son George P. as Land Commissioner in November.”

except that … GPB won the primary last month with almost 3/4 of the vote. do you now expect general election voters, in a gubenatorial year, to suddenly place a donk into that office instead? i think you need to not tie yerself to such a litmus test. voting for one of the ’4th gen.’ bushies in a state race shuld have no bearing on ensuring we emphatically stop any more ’3rd gen.’ bushies from being part of a natl. ticket — ever …

ABreitbart on April 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM

If Jeb is the smart Bush, why did they run the two dumb ones first?

bw222 on April 7, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Bingo! I liked Bush 2 before he was president because he was
better than the other dem options both times. However, he led us
down the pea path to a socialist/communist/Marxist government.
That, along with a lengthy war and nation building with our
tax dollars while ignoring the problems in this country soured
me on him. Because of Bush we got Obama. One cannot forgive him
for that.

And to his father; who can forget “Read my lips, no new taxes!”
What a liar and hypocrite he turned out to be.

Amjean on April 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Stay out the Bushes.

soghornetgunner on April 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

And another thing about Bush 2 – while Obama and his thug regime
destroys the country, Bush exhibits his paintings. WTF!

Amjean on April 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Let’s see… why would Bush supporters be supporting a Bush for President? Because it’s their only path back to power and those lovely invitations to WH parties.

Imagine the role Andrew Card might have in a Palin or Cruz administration. He’d be in Calexico, selling border maps to Mexican tourists longing to come “love” America.

IndieDogg on April 8, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Stay out the Bushes.

soghornetgunner on April 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Yes, but brrrriiiinngggg meeeee, a shrubbery!

dentarthurdent on April 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I agree with you that you don’t always get to vote for your “perfect candidate.”

Bob Davis on April 8, 2014 at 11:47 AM

If you don’t mind, old chap, before we elevate the 2nd Duke of Tampashire to the throne, perhaps us peasants could actually have a chat about which of the anointed nobility we would like to have oppressing us. We know it doesn’t matter either way, but it is in maintaining the appearance that our voices matter that we find solace in our otherwise dreary plebian lives. I, for one, have always served the House of Bush and deplore the rascally villains of the House of Clinton. All Hail Lord Jeb!

dreadnought62 on April 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM

This sounds like the exact same conversations that took place with McCain and Romney. The only thing that energized either one of those campaigns is when the V.P. was picked.

lea on April 8, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Although she has been bashed by the media like no candidate in modern history, Palin turned to be everything we hoped for. Paul Ryan, on the other hand, has turned out to be a complete fraud. Sorry if I hurt the Diva’s feelings.

bw222 on April 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I’d rather eat my fingers to the bone than vote for Jeb ‘act of love’ Bush. We don’t need a dynasty of Bushes or Clintons, or any other family for that matter.

We need a Scott Walker, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. I’ll vote for any of those. Not Jeb, the amnesty shill. I’m tired of the establishment RINO’s calling the shots.

Conservchik on April 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Although she has been bashed by the media like no candidate in modern history, Palin turned to be everything we hoped for. Paul Ryan, on the other hand, has turned out to be a complete fraud. Sorry if I hurt the Diva’s feelings.

bw222 on April 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Didn’t hurt me any because I agree with you, however, we didn’t really know how much of a RINO Paul Ryan was until he ran for V.P.

lea on April 8, 2014 at 4:49 PM

A responsibility to whom? Jeb Bush? The Bush Family Legacy? The Establishment GOP?

It’s sure not the right thing for conservatives.

And I am so tired of being told I have to accept these R. cronies just because if I don’t, I’ll get served up a steaming dish of D. cronies. We’ve been served up one steaming dish of cronyism after another for several decades now. It’s time to turn the tables over and take over the kitchen.

DeputyHeadmistress on April 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

The talking heads are salivating over a Clinton vs Bush election. They will make a lot of money going over the dynasty histories and pontificating on how the past and present campaigns compare.

If Russia as a threat is so 1980s, would Bush-Clinton be so 1990s?

Unfortunately, a moderate like Bush or Christy will win the nomination. The centrist voter only cares about winning and will quickly fall in line behind a single candidate. There will be four or five conservative candidates and not a single one will be able to win over the majority of the conservative base. The results will be a win by the Rino, even though, as a group, the conservative candidates beat him by a large margin. Conservatives just cannot agree on one candidate to campaign for. This is how we ended up with Bush, McCain, and Romney as the nominees.

Ibanez Lotus on April 8, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Ibanez Lotus on April 8, 2014 at 10:44 PM

you are of course correct ….
I am starting to think the let it burn people are right ….

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Ugh.

Galtian on April 9, 2014 at 9:45 AM

So, maybe we are sending Jeb out front to take the arrows and as a media target? like we did with Chris Christie? I am not telling who my fav candidate is until the last possible moment, so they don’t know.

This Jeb thing is a media creation…has to be…they must be planting the question…It wouldn’t matter if he was the best choice, Stay Out da Bushes!

Fleuries on April 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

No, no,no.

Why?

Common Core – this Bush would ram it through the schools.

No, no, no

MN J on April 10, 2014 at 4:32 AM

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