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December 3, 2008

Is Jeb Bush Aiming For The White House?

bushes-george-and-jeb Can American afford another Bush in the White House?  I don’t think so. I know that the Bushes want to see Jeb Bush as President someday but had pushed that hope to the side since Dubya was an inept President at best.  Dubya invaded Iraq and started a war of choice with Iraq over WMD which never existed.  Dubya flew over as New Orleans sank and now Dubya is standing on the sidelines drinking Peruvian Piso Sours as America’s economy is flushed down the toilet.

Now Jeb wants to be a Senator from Florida. Undoubtedly he sees this as a stepping stone to the White House.

Two sources close to Jeb Bush, including one who has spoken to the former Florida governor within the past few hours, say he is seriously considering a run for Senate now that incumbent Republican Mel Martinez has retired.“He is receiving a lot of encouragement from both in and out of the state,” a longtime Bush adviser said tonight. “He is going to take his time and approach this very methodically.”  Bush will weigh, according to this adviser, how a run would impact his family, his business, and whether the Senate would be the best platform for the causes he’d advocate — education, immigration, GOP solutions to health care and energy.“the old white-guy party” and that it ought to modulate the way it handles the immigration issue. Bush, who speaks fluent Spanish and won the support of a majority of Hispanic voters during his 2002 re-election bid, favors a comprehensive approach to reform. But Bush said that Republicans can’t give up on conservatism, and, in what might be interpreted as a dig at Florida’s current governor, said that Republicans “can’t be Democrat-lite. We can’t just ‘get along.”  The words echo some Republican criticism of Crist, who they view as accodomationist in his politics and unwilling to push for real reforms.

 

Bush did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

If he decides to run, Republicans expect the field to clear for him.  Maybe. Governor Charlie Crist, with whom Bush has not had the warmest of relations, is said to be interested in moving to the Senate. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is weighing a bid, as is former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, Orange County executive Richard Crotty, and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack.

Bush, in an interview with Newsmax this week, said that the GOP risked becoming

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7 Comments »

  1. By many accounts I’ve read — and I no longer live in Florida, so I don’t know this for sure (I’d defer to you, Paulette) — Jeb would have been a better president. I know that’s not saying much. 😉 I don’t want to ever see a Bush in the White House again. Two was one too many (I agreed very little with Bush Sr, but he did a decent job at least in regards to foreign policy). But honestly, the Bush name is now tainted. Jeb may win a Senate seat, but that’s only because he’s supposedly popular in Florida. Who knows? He might be a decent senator.

    Comment by deannaizme — December 3, 2008 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

    • Deanna – people seem to like Jeb Bush here in Florida. The thought is that he’s brighter than Dubya.

      I will work my hardest to see a Democrat in that seat. At this point I believe America ‘should stay away from the Bushes!”

      Comment by Paulette — December 6, 2008 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  2. I think the name “Bush” is now mud. The boy George W Bush has even destroyed his brother’s political career.

    Paulette – Hope Florida doesn’t elect this Bush to the Senate.

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn — December 4, 2008 @ 10:25 am | Reply

    • I agree Cats – I think Bush = Mud and Palin = Dead Moose.

      As I mentioned to Deanna I will work tirelessly to get a Democrat in the seat when it’s vacated!

      South Florida is pretty Democratic so there is hope. 🙂

      Comment by Paulette — December 6, 2008 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  3. Jeb Bush was a member of PNAC, the organization that called for a Pearl Harbor type event in writing one full year prior to 9/11. Sarah Palin is a dominionist who wants to control the world through religion, contrary to any sound religious doctrine. So, you have the neocon Jeb Bush, a godless amoral person, and a religious political “crusader” vying for the Republican position. I think it is time that we just dump the Republicans permananently until the sane ones like Pat Buchanan seek American security rather than continual greedy wars.

    Comment by Gary Anderson — December 4, 2008 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

  4. Jeb may win the Florida senate seat but he will NEVER be president. The name is now poison to most Americans. Dubya has sealed his brother’s fate for the White House.

    Comment by Bruce — December 5, 2008 @ 2:45 pm | Reply

  5. Jeb Bush for the Florida state senate…based on the other republicans that could be there, I would say yes to Jeb Bush.

    Jeb Bush for President of the US…based on the previous republican that was his brother, I’d say he better start praying, but god can’t make me vote for you.

    Comment by sensico — December 6, 2008 @ 6:27 pm | Reply


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