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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It’s Jev day here at HA.

Step right up and get yer mud pie! Mud pies hee-ah!

MJBrutus on April 7, 2014 at 6:02 PM

No, we don’t. Been there, done that, it didn’t work. The mess is worse now than it ever has been. No more Bush, no more Clinton, and certainly not Michele Obama.

Scotsman on April 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Translated: “Jeb is our last hope of keeping the Bush machine, and therefore our government teat sucking fortunes, alive.”

/I’m Too Busy For Bush!

Irritable Pundit on April 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

And y’all thought 2012′s turnout was low.

rogerb on April 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM

The leftist thugs and their media promote Jeb, so you fools can’t ever say “No more Clintons”.

Go to Hell, into the 10th layer, all amnesty shills!

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Irritable Pundit on April 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Jeez, you forgot Jenna, Barbara, George, the next Bush moochers and Chelsea…and the oldest, and just as snotty as her parents are, obama girl.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:07 PM

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

If Jeb doesn’t run, it wouldn’t be a felony, it would be an act of love. A love of doing the right thing by making it clear that we don’t need another Bush or Clinton in the White House.

Happy Nomad on April 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

These are the world class elites? This is the best and brightest we have? We need an elite restructuring, an event that will force them to justify their position with action. Perhaps let it burn is truly the best policy.

DFCtomm on April 7, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I don’t think he can win. Conservatives loathe him so will stay home in numbers sufficient to lose a close race. Democrats passionately hate all things Bush so will be energized to vote for Caligula over Jeb.

If he’s the nominee, start planning how to at least keep the House and Senate.

Charlemagne on April 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM

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

…it’s an act of Love!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

DFCtomm on April 7, 2014 at 6:10 PM

It’s exactly for this reason I’m so supportive of an Article V COS. We simply must strip power from DC and return it to the states. The less power they have, the less desirous they will be of getting elected.

Charlemagne on April 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Good night America.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Excellent. Not to forget New Orleans.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Jeb Bush, Maxine Waters, the Rule of Law, and ‘Acts of Love’

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 6:10 PM

…good one!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Irritable Pundit on April 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Jeez, you forgot Jenna, Barbara, George, the next Bush moochers and Chelsea…and the oldest, and just as snotty as her parents are, obama girl.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Not even the most diehard member of the Georgia Mafia ever advocated for an Amy Carter presidency.

Those must have been the days.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM

If this is Love, God help you with their hate.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM

They had an hour cheerleading show for Jeb yesterday on Fox.

This idiot actually said, “I’m not that smart” in response to a question posed by Shannon Bream.

Dack Thrombosis on April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Democrats passionately hate all things Bush so will be energized to vote for Caligula over Jeb.

Charlemagne on April 7, 2014 at 6:11 PM

You are right, but I’m fascinated by why. He supported big government, amnesty and the federal take over of education. He did start two pointless occupations, but it’s not like Obama has strayed very far from his foreign policy positions. Why do Democrats hate Bush, he practically was a Democrat.

DFCtomm on April 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Wouldn’t be pretty. I wonder how many write in names the general would yield if he made it in. Be a cakewalk for Hillary, and along with more incumbent GOP senators being at risk in 2016,……. there you go. .

butch on April 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Not even the most diehard member of the Georgia Mafia ever advocated for an Amy Carter presidency.

Those must have been the days.

Resist We Much on April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM

They haven’t reached the retarded stage…oh wait, they have. liblikeaslave is choomed in CO. It could have been there, at Dartmouth.

Don’t forget Jeantel and obama-phonelady. Perfect candidates for president of the USA…but they’re likely not gay.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Dartmouth sit-in demand

Requiring the college to offer full health care benefits to transgender students, regardless of whether they have had surgery, providing gender neutral bathrooms in all residence halls and asking professors to use the students’ preferred gender pronouns. Also, as the students put it, “All male-female checkboxes should be replaced with write-in boxes to make forms, surveys and applications more inclusive for trans*, two-spirit, agender, gender-nonconforming and genderqueer folks. This should be a campus-wide policy.”

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Hillary/Jeb — 2016, together, for the royal party.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Andy Card:

“I would work in a Jeb administration in a heartbeat.”

Take some time and fully consider all that that statement means.

Lolo on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

I guess the GOPe thinks they have a responsibility to lose again. Those idiots never learn.

Quartermaster on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

“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.”

The “Read My Lips: No New Taxes! . . . er, nevermind . . . I meant: NEW TAXES, YAY!!!” style of government? No thanks.

“On foreign policy especially, the potential candidates are still learning. A frequent counselor is Sen. John McCain of Arizona

LOL. What’s McCain advising them on, how to spot Syrian terrorists before you pose for photos with them?

Good luck with that.

AZCoyote on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Hillary/Jeb — 2016, together, for the royal party.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Makes sense – however, which one is further to the Left?

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

It’s exactly for this reason I’m so supportive of an Article V COS. We simply must strip power from DC and return it to the states. The less power they have, the less desirous they will be of getting elected.

Charlemagne on April 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Why do you think a convention will do any good? They bend, twist and ignore the constitution as it is, so what magic words could you put in there that would stop that? It’s next to impossible to stop people from cheating when they want to. You might have some luck forcing their ultimate goals out into the light before they are ready, but that’s the best you could hope for.

DFCtomm on April 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

I guess the GOPe thinks they have a responsibility to lose again. Those idiots never learn.

Quartermaster on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

But… but .but … the National Socialist Media will love us for it! /sarc.

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Romney was the last harlot. Period.

No more lies in the primaries “I’m severely conservative” or some such.

If the land is to be destroyed, let it be the D-rats and let the others go to the same latrines.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

It’s Jeb’s turn.

Laura Castellano on April 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

What exactly is the Jeb package? A name that is an anchor around your neck in every part of the nation except maybe Texas and Florida. And I don’t really think he would win Florida over Hillary.

Tasha on April 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Jeb Bush was an excellent governor but we do not need to have the Republican equivalent of the Kennedy family. No dynasties

Cindy Munford on April 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

however, which one is further to the Left?

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

“At this point what difference does it make”?

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Have you seen him lately. He isn’t doing too much running.

Oil Can on April 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM

The thought of Jeb being the nominee is enough to deflate whatever enthusiasm might exist in 2016.

I might even stay home on election day if that happens.

As much as I’d like to drag my ass out of the house to vote third party, what’s the point? Maybe I could get motivated if I called it “an act of love.”

In a Jeb/Hillary race, I really don’t care who wins.
It would be final confirmation that nothing we do or say matters. We might as well start making plans to move the hell out of the country – if we can find somewhere free.

DRayRaven on April 7, 2014 at 6:29 PM

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

That is wrong….they have a responsibility to make sure the Republicans nominate someone that can win. Jeb is not that guy!

redguy on April 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Jeb Bush was an excellent governor but we do not need to have the Republican equivalent of the Kennedy family. No dynasties

Cindy Munford on April 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

I agree. I voted for him twice and have no regrets. He actually was fairly conservative too. But aren’t you kind of shocked how far left he has been since out of office. Like he has been told the key to winning is to go hard left.

I have begun to dislike him a lot.

KMav on April 7, 2014 at 6:31 PM

As long as he runs into a wall headfirst

TexasJew on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Have you seen him lately. He isn’t doing too much running.

Oil Can on April 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Are you implying that he’s “bulking up” to take on Christie? Him and Christie going at it in the primaries would split the squish vote so maybe it’s an attempt to intimidate Christie. It’s hard for us simply minds to understand their complex strategies. Gears within wheels, within gears.

DFCtomm on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

george led to obama, think what jeb will lead to.

dmacleo on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Have you seen him lately. He isn’t doing too much running.

Oil Can on April 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM

The one really obvious move Jeb could make to lighten some of the baggage he’s carrying

— AllahP.

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Wow, this is just insane.

Seriously, the “consultants” must really think all you primary voters are just the most gullible, short-sighted, memory-less dopes on the planet.

Can the GOP PLEASE nominate someone that will AT LEAST enforce the laws we have?!? Haven’t we had enough ignoring the law from our current Liar-in-Chief? The GOPe would have us replace him with yet another progressive that would do the same thing, but from just slightly across the other side of the isle. Insanity.

And if the GOP primary voters are dumb enough to nominate Jeb or any of the other GOPe, (D)-Lite progressives, they deserve to lose, again.

Meople on April 7, 2014 at 6:33 PM

And we have a responsibility to make sure he doesn’t make it to the primaries!!

ihasurnominashun on April 7, 2014 at 6:34 PM

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

Bugger off Andy. I’ll vote Libertarian.

rbj on April 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM

however, which one is further to the Left?

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

“At this point what difference does it make”?

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Heh!
Oww … I walked right into that …

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Andy Card:

“I would work in a Jeb administration in a heartbeat.”
Take some time and fully consider all that that statement means.

Lolo on April 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

It means he has to suck of the teat of the taxpayers and couldn’t a job in the private sector.

RickB on April 7, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Heh!
Oww … I walked right into that …

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:37 PM

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

If we get a bush v clinton in 2016 I will throw up.

tim c on April 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

As if people like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and Andrew Card didn’t do enough damage between 2001 – 2008.

bw222 on April 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

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

Bugger off Andy. I’ll vote Libertarian.

rbj on April 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM

I’ll vote for an inanimate carbon rod first before voting for Jeb.

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Can we find hawks in this party that are not neo-cons!

Come on people…find some fresh blooded hawks who have learned from the Bush years and who realize we don’t need the Middle East anymore.

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.

Not in my lifetime…these people are so politically stupid they will finish this party off if they do win the presidency.

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM

In 2002 I musta had about 5 or six Bush/Brogan stickers on my truck.

My, how times change.

Lanceman on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

…amnesty…has killed Jeb…don’t even try it!
…an act of Love!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Jeb doesn’t have my Republican vote.

mixplix on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

…it’s an act of Love!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 6:12 PM

But, it’s over now.

Fallon on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

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

.

I agree. But it’s more than that. The party is dead if it nominates this preppy porker elitist. No way it can survive.

rrpjr on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

george led to obama, think what jeb will lead to.

dmacleo on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

A Castro brother…

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

How many ways can I say the word “barf”? I bet ole Karl Rove would like a job in Jeb’s administration, too.

mobydutch on April 7, 2014 at 6:44 PM

GOP stuck on losing

workingclass artist on April 7, 2014 at 6:46 PM

george led to obama, think what jeb will lead to.

dmacleo on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

…California Democrat State Senator Leland Yee!

KOOLAID2 on April 7, 2014 at 6:47 PM

What’s Love Got to do with It?

Schadenfreude on April 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM

It is just a game to these people to WIN. Nothing more. They are blind and dumb to think I would vote for another Bush. Don’t want another Clinton. And you matters well go ahead and fold the country if Michelle Owe-Bomie runs.

Nat George on April 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Others will have the responsibility of seeing to it that he loses.

Bmore on April 7, 2014 at 6:52 PM

AP…you were right. I was wrong…

Scott Walker is going to be the compromise candidate. Paul and Cruz will split votes, leaving Jeb free to hog the RINOs (unless Christie can save himself), so Walker will step in and save us from GOP armageddon.

Also..if Jeb is going to run, Palin might as well too. The GOP establishment will say Palin is too controversial and polarizing to win the general, and in response what exactly is a Bush III candidacy?

I don’t think the party would survive it…

William Eaton on April 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM

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.

I don’t know about the primary, but we know Jeb Bush would lose the election, like his father did, when Ross Perot entered the race except this time it would be conservatives who would simply not vote for him.

lea on April 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM

The GOP (progressive moderates) keep pushing these garbage candidates on us yet expect our support because they aren’t the progressive LEFT.

Think again. I’m not supporting any RINO – moderate – progressive. If they want to take the country down the rest of the way they’ll have to do it without my help.

Diluculo on April 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM

KMav on April 7, 2014 at 6:31 PM

His embrace of Common Core is very troubling. And I don’t want to hear the words comprehensive immigration or amnesty until our borders are closed and we know the location of current invited guests.

Cindy Munford on April 7, 2014 at 6:58 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

It is just a game to these people to WIN. Nothing more.

Nat George on April 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Not really. The people quoted are all those pushing corporate America at the expense of the United States of America.

bw222 on April 7, 2014 at 7:03 PM

And y’all thought 2012′s turnout was low.

rogerb on April 7, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Needs to be repeated over and over.

tetriskid on April 7, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Run Jeb, Run!!!

Far, far, far away.

trs on April 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM

UNBELIEVABLE!<

If Jeb Bush actually wants to win in 2016, he should be working tirelessly to get Republicans elected to the Senate, House, Governorships, and state legislatures in 2014. Jeb should be mingling with the grass roots and party base.

BUT NO! Instead, he’s talking to the Washington Post, New York Times, Fox News, and hanging out with big-money donors and the GOP establishment. He’s playing the NY-DC beltway game.

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

If they are determined to give us Jeb, I’ll have my couch warned up and ready to sit on all during Election Day 2016.

TarheelBen on April 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM

I’m speechless.

crankyoldlady on April 7, 2014 at 7:24 PM

May as well put Corky ( the kid with downs syndrome)from the TV show Life Goes on up for the presidency.

F_This on April 7, 2014 at 7:24 PM

This is all just talk. No way in the world will it happen. I bet Jeb won’t even run. I actually like Bush Sr. And Jr. I think they are fine men who made good, though flawed Presidents. But another Bush? Not a chance. We have so many good candidates this year. I don’t want to throw away another winnable election. And I really don’t think there is any desire out there anywhere in the USA for Jeb Bush.

Jack_Burton on April 7, 2014 at 7:26 PM

My family’s mantra is “Stay out the Bushes!” I WILL NOT vote for another Bush. In fact, I will not vote for ANY open borders/amnesty candidate. My line is drawn right there.

KickandSwimMom on April 7, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Of course, is the any hard proof that Jeb WILL run in 2016?

OTOH, I keep hearing that Hillary won’t run, and are surprised that I keep telling them the only way to keep her from running is either an Federal indictment or holy water…which do you think is more likely these days?

BlaxPac on April 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

F/off, Card. You have the world exactly upside down. No, the world is not run by the Bush family, and if “we” are under any obligation re: Bushes, it is to prevent another one of them from running for national office. That ship has sailed.

F/ your political dynasties.

Jaibones on April 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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

Make it so, Andy. The Bush family knows how to win national elections and we need to do everything humanly possible to make sure a Democrat does not follow King Hussein of Hyde Park into the WH.

Reagan recognized the value of the Bush machine on your side. In terms of non-Bush elections, you have to go back to Nixon to find a winner for the GOP.


Bush elections:

2004: Bush/Cheney 50.7% win
2000: Bush/Cheney 47.9% win
1992: Bush/Quayle 37.5% loss
1988: Bush Quayle 53.4% win
1984: Reagan/Bush 58.8% win
1980: Reagan/Bush 50.8% win

Non-Bush elections:

2012: Romney/Ryan 47.2% loss
2008: McCain/Palin 45.7% loss
1996: Dole/Kemp 40.7% loss
1976: Ford/Dole 48.0% loss

sauldalinsky on April 7, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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

Wanna bet, lol?

xblade on April 7, 2014 at 7:42 PM

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

This is going to come as something of a shock to Mr. Card, but he should consider the possibility that the next Presidential election has nothing to do with if or where he works.

Jaibones on April 7, 2014 at 7:45 PM

As an act of love for my country, I won’t be voting for Jeb Bush.

SouthernGent on April 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Make it so, Andy. The Bush family knows how to win national elections and we need to do everything humanly possible to make sure a Democrat does not follow King Hussein of Hyde Park into the WH.

sauldalinsky

So, you don’t want a dem to follow Obama, but you want us to send a dem to the WH to follow Obama?

This is your mind on drugs, folks.

xblade on April 7, 2014 at 7:50 PM

If that anti-American royalist POS is the Republican nominee, I swear I will vote for Hillary and even volunteer for her campaign.

VorDaj on April 7, 2014 at 7:52 PM

In 2008, Obama WAS the Democratic party establishment favorite.

myiq2xu on April 7, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I’ll vote for an inanimate carbon rod first before voting for Jeb.

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

I’ll vote for a shower curtain rod before I vote for Jeb Bush.

AZCoyote on April 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM

george led to obama, think what jeb will lead to.

dmacleo on April 7, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Caligula?

Mahdi on April 7, 2014 at 8:06 PM

As an act of love for my country, I won’t be voting for Jeb Bush.

SouthernGent on April 7, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I cried a little.

Jaibones on April 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I’ll vote for a shower curtain rod before I vote for Jeb Bush.

AZCoyote on April 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I will donate to that curtain rod’s campaign.

There must not be much left to loot if the reprobates that comprise the shadow government junta are running this creep.

Murphy9 on April 7, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I’m going to dub this sudden Jeb story a Dumbo Eruption. It’s like a Bimbo Eruption where there’s an idiot politician in the middle of things making news about himself but no extramarital affair or anything and no Bimbos to make it worth paying attention to.

Dusty on April 7, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Bill O and Brit Hume polishing Jebs nob on O’Reilly..had to change channels. O’Reilly..pushing global warming, electric cars and Jeb. Gack!

Mimzey on April 7, 2014 at 8:38 PM

So the Choice next time around the choice will be between Bush III and Clinton II. Between big government or bigger government.

If it comes to that I doubt it matters anymore. Either way, no matter who wins, the political battles will be between socialism lite and regular strength socialism.

farsighted on April 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I’ll vote for an inanimate carbon rod first before voting for Jeb.

DinaRehn on April 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

I’ll vote for a shower curtain rod before I vote for Jeb Bush.

AZCoyote on April 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I’ll vote for a fiberglass fishing rod before I vote for Jeb Bush

Pless1foEngrish on April 7, 2014 at 8:42 PM

President Rod

Pless1foEngrish on April 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM

“If Mitt Romney had had the Jeb package,” said tireless Romney 2012 surrogate John Sununu, “we would have won in 2012.”

LOL. Are these people willfully blind or just stupid?

ddrintn on April 7, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Make it so, Andy. The Bush family knows how to win national elections…

sauldalinsky on April 7, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Bush Sr would never have won any national election without Reagan’s massive coattails. Running on his own record in 1992, he got squashed. W just squeaked by a wooden joke of a VP, a member of an administration that a whole lot of people were heartily sick of.

ddrintn on April 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

“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.”

What a stupid statement!

Memo to Andy Card:

The American Voters don’t base their Presidential decisions on where YOU will be able to get a job.

The American Voters are far more concerned about making sure our country is not destroyed by ILLEGAL Invaders.

Jeb Bush has clearly stated that he has no intention of protecting the American People from ILLEGAL Invaders.

Therefore Jeb Bush has disqualified himself from being a viable Presidential Candidate.

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

“If Mitt Romney had had the Jeb package,” said tireless Romney 2012 surrogate John Sununu, “we would have won in 2012.”

LOL. Are these people willfully blind or just stupid?

ddrintn on April 7, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Sununu, as George HW Bush’s chief of staff, helped convince Bush, Sr. that David Souter was a conservative.

Sununu is a lying POS.

bw222 on April 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

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