Out: President Jeb Bush. In: Vice President Jeb Bush!

posted at 5:21 pm on June 17, 2014 by Allahpundit

Maybe we should take this deal. The GOP establishment seems to have decided at some point that America needs a member of the Bush nuclear family on the Republican ticket every 10 years or so. Pushing the “Bush slot” down from number one down to number two is at least a step in the right direction. Keep that downward trend going and who knows? Maybe the Bushes will be content with cabinet posts circa 2040 or so.

Terrible thought: Would making Jeb VP in 2016 simply make a Jeb 2024 campaign that much more inevitable? Gulp.

“Jeb would be perfectly acceptable to the base if the nominee is a proven conservative,” said a prominent Republican consultant. “If it’s [New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie or some moderate, Jeb would be a no go. On the other hand, if a right-wing nominee wanted to make a bow towards the middle and add some Hispanic vote appeal, Jeb would be a good choice.”…

“Jeb could be a safe choice for anybody,” said [Stu] Spencer, who worked for three Republican presidents. “He has name ID, a Spanish background, [is] a former governor, and he’s conservative.”…

“A straight-up tea-party ticket cannot win,” adds one of the GOP’s most prominent fundraisers. “Too many Republicans and independents will just flat-out not vote for a ticket with two tea-party guys. It will not happen.”

And if he has to campaign for only three months as a veep nominee instead of more than two years swimming upstream to be president, a senior Bush family source predicts his wife would sign off. “Being picked for president-in-waiting would be ideal for him and his family,” the consultant said.

My favorite line comes from a member of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles: “Jeb Bush would deliver Florida for Republicans, increase our ability to raise money, and is practically Hispanic.” That’s the real box for the 2016 ticket that he checks, of course — not that he’s a Bush but that he’s “practically Hispanic,” as it’s a cinch that the GOP will try to make up ground with Latino voters next time by nominating a Latino Republican for president or vice president. That means Susana Martinez, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz. Or Jeb.

But which presidential nominee could get away with making Bush his number two? If it’s true that the base won’t stand for a ticket comprised of two moderates (I don’t think it is, but whatever), then realistically that means Cruz, Scott Walker, or Rand Paul. Cruz would be reluctant to do it, I think, even though it would help heal the rift with the establishment after a brutal primary just because he’s so invested in protecting his conservative credentials. It would be weird to see the tea party’s favorite senator shock the world by winning the nomination and then, in his first big move as nominee, turn around and make a famous RINO his second-in-command. There are ways he could sell that to conservatives — Ronald Reagan added a RINO named Bush to his own ticket in the interest of winning, didn’t he? — but it wouldn’t be true to his brand. Walker is a better bet, but if he runs an outsider-versus-insider campaign against the Clintons, having a Bush on the ticket with him would be less than helpful. Why would he choose Bush, who might overshadow him, when he could choose Martinez or Rubio? Walker will also have the advantage of being more or less acceptable to establishmentarians, so he could afford to bypass a big-name centrist like Jeb in favor of someone more obscure.

Which brings us to Paul, the most interesting man in the field here (as always). Paul and Cruz get lumped together because they both champion tea partiers and will be competing for right-wing votes, but they’re positioned differently vis-a-vis the establishment. Cruz’s brand is rejectionist; he’s going to run to the right as an unapologetic conservative and see if he can build a movement that even the donor class can’t bury. Paul’s brand, however, is accommodationist. He’s the guy who backed Mitch McConnell against Matt Bevin, he’s the guy who’s been chattering lately about how U.S. airstrikes in Iraq might be acceptable, he’s the guy who’s forever preaching that the GOP needs a bigger tent and that only his brand of libertarianism can reach across the aisle. His great fear is that the donor class will see him as such a loose cannon that they won’t go to bat for him even in the general election against Hillary. Nothing would calm those fears and signal “accommodation” like putting a Bush brother on the ticket. Libertarians would grumble that he was selling out and beginning to drift left towards the Beltway’s center of gravity, but having him as nominee would leave them closer to real power than they’d ever been. They’d tolerate it. Conservatives would be grumpy too, mainly because they disdain Jeb, but no one except the hawkiest of hawks is going to cross the aisle and vote Hillary because they’re not crazy about a Paul/Bush ticket.

Imagine the inauguration, with proud dad Ron chatting about foreign policy with happy brother George W. Electric.


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How about Jeb Bush’ll have nothing and like it?

Kensington on June 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Maybe we should take this deal.

No. Screw the GOP establishment.

rbj on June 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

NO!

chuckh on June 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM

How about OUT: Jeb Bush. Period.

Mark Boabaca on June 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

No. Screw the GOP establishment.

rbj on June 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Amen

Roy Rogers on June 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

#BushFree2016

faraway on June 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Maybe we should take this deal.

No.

Stoic Patriot on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Reagan should never have chosen Poppy as VP. There is no way Jebbie gets the nod.

wraithby on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Seriously, GOP: don’t do this. I’ve done the “take-a-vomit-bag-into-the-booth-and-pull-the-lever” routine for you guys since 1996.

I’m not doing it anymore.

Don’t test me on this. You won’t like it.

Kensington on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

NO

gracie on June 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Who cares about the bottom of the ticket – in June of 2014?

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

No means no in Spanish too.

Flange on June 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Seriously, GOP: don’t do this. I’ve done the “take-a-vomit-bag-into-the-booth-and-pull-the-lever” routine for you guys since 1996.

I’m not doing it anymore.

Don’t test me on this. You won’t like it.

Kensington on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I’d add Romney to the list. If he tries again for 2016, the GOP won’t like how I vote.

conservative pilgrim on June 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Tell the “GOP establishment” to BEND OVER AND SHOVE IT!

GarandFan on June 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

WTF is up with the headlines section?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I’d add Romney to the list. If he tries again for 2016, the GOP won’t like how I vote.

conservative pilgrim on June 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

So who’s left?

HotAirian on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Amnesty and Common Core.

As for immigration, this is from the UK, but applies to the US as well:

Political Class Ignore Strength Of Feeling On Immigration ‘At Their Peril’

The ‘liberal political class’ dominating Britain is out of step with the mass of the electorate on immigration, major study warns.

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Boinking Ughs!!

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I’ll pass.

joekenha on June 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM

So who’s left?

HotAirian on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

If you’re asking for an Establishment Republican response, then the obvious answer is Christy.

conservative pilgrim on June 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

maybe I’m a wrong kind of TruCon (c) but if it guaranteed a smooth, bloodless primaries and then unambiguous support of the GOPe and donor money to the eventual winner I could live with Cruz/Bush or Paul/Bush ticket in the name of keeping Cankles and Warren in the padded rooms they both belong to. Walker/Bush would be stretching my tolerance, though, and any other candidate would be unacceptable.

Rix on June 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Reckon we’re supposed to start pronouncing his name “Heb” now?

DanMan on June 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I think Marco Rubio will be firmly cemented into the VP slot and wonder why on earth one would select Jeb Bush over him. You have to see why who ever is in the lead spot would want Marco there.

Marcus on June 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM

No more RINOs.

ROCnPhilly on June 17, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Less unacceptable, but still way too unacceptable to be seriously considered.

alchemist19 on June 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM

My favorite line comes from a member of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles: “Jeb Bush would deliver Florida for Republicans, increase our ability to raise money, and is practically Hispanic.” That’s the real box for the 2016 ticket that he checks, of course — not that he’s a Bush but that he’s “practically Hispanic,” as it’s a cinch that the GOP will try to make up ground with Latino voters next time by nominating a Latino Republican for president or vice president. That means Susana Martinez, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz. Or Jeb.

So why not just tap Martinez for the VP slot? She could deliver New Mexico which granted has fewer EVs than Florida but would still be a blow to the Dems. Plus she’s Hispanic in the actual sense and not merely a “practical” one. She couldn’t possibly be as poisonous to the conservative base as Jeb. She’s currently in office which makes her more relevant. And she’s a woman. Kill two birds with one stone and make history twice over.

Doughboy on June 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Jeb Bush : putting the vice in vice president
So since Jebby is so loved by marxists and meheecans, what will they do to get him to be the POTUS if he runs as VP ?

burrata on June 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

#SendHomeBushsClintonsKennedysObamas

Schadenfreude on June 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Jesus, the establishment is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Talk about a thin bench.

reddevil on June 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

MeanWhile,….back at Election Central:

‘Duck Dynasty’ relative running for Congress
By MELINDA DESLATTE
— Jun. 16, 2014 4:57 PM EDT
****************************

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/duck-dynasty-relative-running-congress-0

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Kensington on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

+1
A couple weeks ago I got a political survey call. The question on immigration was something along the lines of whether or not immigration should be reformed. That’s it, that was the question. I said strongly agree.
Then Cantor lost and I read that their polling had him winning by a large margin.
These idiots do not understand the people they are trying to get votes from. Although in the case of the Dems they just make up voters, but the GOP is too fundamentally stupid to figure it out.
I will not hold my nose and vote again. If the Republican ticket includes any of these losers that the GOP thinks are so wonderful my ballot will not be mailed in. At this point, I don’t see how the result could be worse than BO. I’m not afraid anymore.

ORconservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Conservatives better put forward a great candidate – or a lot of babies are gonna stay home and pout. !!!

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I think Marco Rubio will be firmly cemented into the VP slot and wonder why on earth one would select Jeb Bush over him. You have to see why who ever is in the lead spot would want Marco there.

Marcus on June 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Unless Jeb has dirt on Rubio. Otherwise, Establishments want Rubio on the ticket.

conservative pilgrim on June 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

If it’s true that the base won’t stand for a ticket comprised of two moderates (I don’t think it is, but whatever)

It’s true when it comes to me. I will not be holding my nose and voting for a moderate again, much less two. I have done my duty and sucked it up enough. I will vote FOR someone this time or I will not vote.

hollygolightly on June 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM

MeanWhile,..at Election Finance Central:

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 19s

Latest FEC report shows Senate Majority Pac has raised over $26-million to keep Senate in Dem hands. http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/candcmte_info.shtml

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

If AP likes this idea, it’s a bad one.

22044 on June 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I’m open to an establishment republican taking the VP slot. But Jeb is a Bush… and that family has had its turn in the oval office. I wouldn’t even let him be secretary of state. He can be in the legislature or a governor’s office. But he’s not allowed in the oval office. In 30 years I might be open to a Bush getting that near the presidency. But that’s the minimum cooling off time after getting two presidents in office.

Karmashock on June 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

It depends who the Presidential nominee is, and who is running for the Democrats. If Hillary is running for the Democrats, and the GOP nominee is a white male, we would probably be better off with a WOMAN for VP, preferably with executive experience (Nikki Haley or Susana Martinez), or if foreign policy becomes a big issue, Condoleezza Rice.

If the Democrat nominee is male, and the Republicans nominate a strong conservative such as Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush might be a good choice to shore up the moderate vote and cut losses among Hispanic voters. But if the Republican nominee is relatively centrist, the VP nominee should be more conservative, in order to ensure that the Tea Party “base” turns out.

Steve Z on June 17, 2014 at 5:43 PM

ok. So Jeb “whiter than a snowflake” Bush is “practically Hispanic” while George Zimmermann, who is a real Hispanic, is not really a ‘genuine’ Hispanic, because he is half white. Lol, they are so desperate.

Firefly_76 on June 17, 2014 at 5:43 PM

“A straight-up tea-party ticket cannot win,” adds one of the GOP’s most prominent fundraisers. “Too many Republicans and independents will just flat-out not vote for a ticket with two tea-party guys. It will not happen.”

Which is backed up by no data. However we do know how the squish favorites of this fundraiser type would do.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:43 PM

“Jeb would be perfectly acceptable to the base if the nominee is a proven conservative,” said a prominent Republican consultant.

Ha! Too scared to speak openly, Mr. Consultant? As soon as I see a GOP “consultant” giving “advice,” I chuckle. These people are precisely the problem Republicans have. To say they’re detached from reality is an understatement.

“A straight-up tea-party ticket cannot win,” adds one of the GOP’s most prominent fundraisers.

Right, because a ticket like Romney/Ryan with two RINOs on it can win.

That guy’s a fundraiser? Let me guess: he fundraises for McCain or Grahamnesty by trashing Tea Partiers?

Aizen on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Anyone know why the headline section is messed up?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Susana Martinez is THE no brainer VP pick. Period.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Anyone know why the headline section is messed up?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Blank screen?

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Anyone know why the headline section is messed up?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Nope, but I can confirm that your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.

Stoic Patriot on June 17, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Reckon we’re supposed to start pronouncing his name “Heb” now?

DanMan on June 17, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Laugh O’ The Day!

Dime IV on June 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Reagan should never have chosen Poppy as VP. There is no way Jebbie gets the nod.

wraithby on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Absolutely. And one reason given for putting Poppy on the ticket was “A straight-up tea-party conservative ticket cannot win,”

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

No way the Establishment will settle for second banana. They really want Jeb for the top spot and if he picks a “Tea Party” guy (should they make the mistake of accepting) all is cred dries up.

ThePrez on June 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Would I vote for Cruz / Bush or Paul / Bush?

I don’t want to but it does make sense.

Look at the VPs of the last 30 years. What do they have in common? They are all SO TERRIBLE as to give anyone thinking of assassinating the President Pause. “If I kill that guy, this other Guy who’s even worse becomes President.”

Skipity on June 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM

ok. So Jeb “whiter than a snowflake” Bush is “practically Hispanic” while George Zimmermann, who is a real Hispanic, is not really a ‘genuine’ Hispanic, because he is half white. Lol, they are so desperate.

Firefly_76 on June 17, 2014 at 5:43 PM

lolz

Bill Clinton: America’s first ‘black’ President.

Jeb Bush: America’s first ‘Hispanic’ Vice-President.

BOTH are whiter than I am.

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Reagan should never have chosen Poppy as VP. There is no way Jebbie gets the nod.

wraithby on June 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I thought GHW Bush was a great President – until he blew his tax pledge.

Outside that – he was a great man for this nation – a great man. IMO

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Susana Martinez is THE no brainer VP pick. Period.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Why? Just because she’s a Latina?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Susana Martinez is THE no brainer VP pick. Period.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 5:44 PM

She is solid – but the GOP has a really deep bench – it really does.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Why? Just because she’s a Latina?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Why does that even enter your thinking?

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Jeb Bush would deliver Florida for Republicans

LOL! Neither the Dauphin or his waterboy Screwbio will deliver Florida. Bank on it!

Jayrae on June 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

WTF is up with the headlines section?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM

OC: Temporary Scrotched!!
(sarc):)

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I thought GHW Bush was a great President – until he blew his tax pledge.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Which was less than a year and a half into his presidency. Bush gave us the Clintons.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM

the GOP establishment has absolutely no idea what will win and what won’t when it comes to a presidential ticket. See 2012, 2008, 2000 (popular vote), and 1992. GHW Bush only won in 1988 because he represented Reagans third term, and the GOPe undermined him with pressure to cut a deal at Andrews on tax increases. BOOM! One termer. The establishment even fought Reagan tooth and nail for a very long time, and had they succeeded in beating him we wouldn’t have even won in 1980 or 1984.

The GOPe really are terrible at winning national elections and if they don’t like the ticket, that gives it instant credibility in my mind.

MTF on June 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Maybe the Rino’s are getting a whiff, and are floating a trial balloon to see if they can get any part of their foot in the door?

SMACKRUNNER on June 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Why? Just because she’s a Latina?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Why does that even enter your thinking?

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

So what other reason is there? Would she even be considered a “no brainer” if her surname was Thornton or Kozlowski?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:53 PM

So what other reason is there? Would she even be considered a “no brainer” if her surname was Thornton or Kozlowski?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Yes

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

OT: Anyone know when and which thread KoolAid2 got the hammer?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

So what other reason is there? Would she even be considered a “no brainer” if her surname was Thornton or Kozlowski?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Yes

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Why? So why isn’t Marsha Blackburn a “no brainer”?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Again with Jeb Bush and his “big tent”. The big tent argument is a marketing buzzphrase used to convince stupid people to vote for candidates who run on a liberal-lite platform and champion liberal causes once elected.

Why would I want to be a part of that?

ROCnPhilly on June 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Why? Just because she’s a Latina?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Yes and female. She’s also is a popular governor in a deep/moderate blue state and mostly a fairly solid conservative all around.

And yes, there is identity politics involved, which I would rather avoid. But if Hillary is the nominee, I don’t think we have much of a choice.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

So, is a Palin-Bush ticket in the cards?

Another Drew on June 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Why? So why isn’t Marsha Blackburn a “no brainer”?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I agree with you – she is another great one – we’re loaded

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Jeb Bush: all the negatives of his brother and nothing of the charm.

Red Widow on June 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Why? So why isn’t Marsha Blackburn a “no brainer”?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Add:

- Cathy Rodgers
- Kristi Noem
- Ann Wagner
- ,,,,

All that said – I would prefer we avoid members of Congress at all costs.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

This place is going to heII they tell me.

Bmore on June 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

And yes, there is identity politics involved…

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

“Involved”? LOL Look. It’s idiotic to think that Hispanics are going to vote GOP en masse or even by majority just because you stick a Hispanic on the ticket.

Why? So why isn’t Marsha Blackburn a “no brainer”?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I agree with you – she is another great one – we’re loaded

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM

So why aren’t they mentioned? Or Mary Fallin.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

LOL…..

d1carter on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Why? So why isn’t Marsha Blackburn a “no brainer”?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Add:

- Cathy Rodgers
- Kristi Noem
- Ann Wagner
- ,,,,

All that said – I would prefer we avoid members of Congress at all costs.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

I like all of those possible choices too, but as you infer, Martinez checks off more boxes.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Talk about guaranteed defeat.

VorDaj on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

So why aren’t they mentioned? Or Mary Fallin.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Congress is the source of our problems – not our solutions.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

I like all of those possible choices too, but as you infer, Martinez checks off more boxes.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

We agree

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I like all of those possible choices too, but as you infer, Martinez checks off more boxes.

cdog0613 on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Like EEOC boxes?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

“A straight-up tea-party ticket cannot win,” adds one of the GOP’s most prominent fundraisers. “Too many Republicans and independents will just flat-out not vote for a ticket with two tea-party guys. It will not happen.”

Says: Murkowski/Lugar/Castle/Cochran et al…

Gohawgs on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Why? Just because she’s a Latina?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I’m not gonna pretend that her gender and ethnicity don’t give her an edge. But she’s also a governor who’s relatively popular and gives the GOP a shot at swinging a bluish state to their column. She’s neutralizes the War on Women BS that you know they’ll try to rehash in 2016(especially if Hillary is the Dem nominee). And she’s an average-looking woman which means none of the Caribou Barbie kind of sexism that was directed at Palin in 2008.

Doughboy on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

What’s Martinez’s position on immigration ‘reform’? Anyone know off the top of their head?

Firefly_76 on June 17, 2014 at 6:02 PM

So why aren’t they mentioned? Or Mary Fallin.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Congress is the source of our problems – not our solutions.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Like hell it is. The people who elect Congresses is the problem.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Like EEOC boxes?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

You appear to have an issue that is unpleasant …..

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Like hell it is. The people who elect Congresses is the problem.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:02 PM

That argument can be made – I will give you that

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:03 PM

“A straight-up tea-party ticket cannot win.”

Nor can anyone with the last name of “Bush”.

redguy on June 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

She’s neutralizes the War on Women BS that you know they’ll try to rehash in 2016(especially if Hillary is the Dem nominee). And she’s an average-looking woman which means none of the Caribou Barbie kind of sexism that was directed at Palin in 2008.

Doughboy on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

She wouldn’t neutralize any “War on Women” junk. And because she’s not as “hawt” as Palin she’d be safe? LOL

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Like EEOC boxes?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:01 PM

You appear to have an issue that is unpleasant …..

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Yeah, I’m not a fan of Affirmative Action, actually.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Cruz/West 2016

redguy on June 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Cruz/West 2016

redguy on June 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM

A current member of Congress – and an ex member of Congress

Oh goodie !!!

(I do love Col. West)

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:06 PM

OT: Anyone know when and which thread KoolAid2 got the hammer?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Oh dear, I hate to read that.

22044 on June 17, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Only in a Cruz/Bush ticket.

formwiz on June 17, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Anyone know when and which thread KoolAid2 got the hammer?

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Let me know when you find out, including which DLW banned him…

Gohawgs on June 17, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Only in a Cruz/Bush ticket.

formwiz on June 17, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Mr. Cruz has had a solid couple months – but he cannot win in 2016.

Only IMO – and if he gets the nomination – I will vote and work for him

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Only in a Cruz/Bush ticket.

formwiz on June 17, 2014 at 6:07 PM

No, I’m sick of these stupid “dynasties”. Time for the Bushes and Clintons and Kennedys to disappear from public life.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:08 PM

No.

Laura Castellano on June 17, 2014 at 6:11 PM

No.

Laura Castellano on June 17, 2014 at 6:11 PM

As on June 17, 2014 – the majority agrees with you

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Let me know when you find out, including which DLW banned him…

Gohawgs on June 17, 2014 at 6:07 PM

I did a HotAir/Google search. He was on last night’s QOTD.

22044 on June 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM

So basically the point of this post is to point out another Democrat landslide in 2016. Didn’t they learn anything from the loss in VA and the two landslide Presidential Election defeats

Brock Robamney on June 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Mr. Cruz has had a solid couple months – but he cannot win in 2016.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Don’t tell me: you thought Romney could win in 2012. Amirite?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Don’t tell me: you thought Romney could win in 2012. Amirite?

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:13 PM

I thought he would take the fight to Obama – I was wrong.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:14 PM

I thought he would take the fight to Obama – I was wrong.

jake-the-goose on June 17, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Well then your judgement is questionable to say the least.

ddrintn on June 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM

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