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Old 01-15-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just what the country needs a former governor that will throw an election and win at any cost. We can't afford another Bush. When 2 are as poor as they were why would anyone consider a third?
I am not going to argue about Bush the second, it would be a useless conversation based on other posts from you, but where did you get the idea Bush Sr was a poor President? Yes, he lost the election but I don't think many would consider him a poor Pres. just not at the top of any list. He probably would fit into about the middle of the pack.

I am not saying I would or would or would not support Jeb I really don't know, but I will stand by my opinion of Bush Sr.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:14 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't understand why people hate Bush Sr. so much. Especially when you compare him to Jr. and Obama.

I don't want Chris Christie to run for president in 2016. I don't think Jeb has a chance... and personally wouldn't care for him.
You put Dubya and Obama in the same sentence as if this means something. They are opposites. Dubya is arguably the worst president in the history of this nation, a man with great hindsight who decimated this nation with his inept policies and Neanderthal diplomacy. He handed President Obama the worst mess in history.

President Obama was given the worst mess in history courtesy of Republicans. He rolled up his sleeves as the nation's first black President, and went to work. Pathetic Republicans feared the success that they knew this man could bring if he has his way, so they broke Congress, irrationally and illogically opposing this man at every turn. Republicans don't do a damn thing but complain. They have no answers to the problems that plague this nation, only solutions which benefit the rich while everyone else goes to hell. It's safe to say that any failures that have occurred in this administration and the last, are attributed to Republicans. Bush Sr didn't come close to having the level of opposition that President Obama has been dealing with, but I credit him with labeling the economic policies that Pubs cling to now as "voodoo economics".

So this is where we stand now. Pubs haven't proven themselves worthy of being a major political party for decades. They have regressed since the horrific Bush years, and show no signs of joining us in the 21st century. With the stench they represent, every potential candidate from the Right, reeks.

We're looking at another 8 years of a Dem at the helm following this great President Obama. The Supreme Court will shift Left during this time, a vast improvement over the current Roberts version. The Pubs in the House will also be given the boot during this time, since they are tea-party downgraded and a detriment to this nation. Christie? Jeb Bush? Rand Paul? More white men to head the GOP? Dixie lives. Thumbs down.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Visions of a debate between Hillary and Jeb are dancing around in my head.

He towers over her, both intellectually and physically. He would turn her into a quivering mass of blubbering jelly within minutes. I can already hear the screeching.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Two days ago, Barbara Bush once again says she hopes Jeb doesn't run:


Barbara Bush on Jeb Bush Potential Run for President (C-SPAN) - YouTube
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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HIALEAH (CBSMiami) Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been rumored to be a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 and Wednesday he did nothing to end the speculation when asked about a possible run.

Im going to think about it later (a run for president), Bush said during a school tour Wednesday. I dont wake up each day saying, what am I going to do today to make this decision?

Bush continued, Im deferring the decision to the right time which is later this year and the decision will be based on, can I do it joyfully, because I think we need to have candidates lift our spirits. Its a pretty pessimistic country right now; and, is it right for my family? So I dont even want to think about that till its the right time and thats later on.
Jeb Bush Still Undecided On 2016 Presidential Run CBS Miami

Predictions:

*More likely than not, Bush runs

*If he runs, he garners the bulk of the Republican establishment backing

*If he runs, he's in the top tier (top 2 or 3) of competitive candidates for the GOP nomination
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Visions of a debate between Hillary and Jeb are dancing around in my head.

He towers over her, both intellectually and physically. He would turn her into a quivering mass of blubbering jelly within minutes. I can already hear the screeching.
Highly unlikely. Number one, HRC has had the whole kitchen sink of putdowns, rants, and other garbage thrown at her for 20+ years. She knows how to hang with the big boys and deal with them. And if Jeb tries any of that intimidation nonsense folks will see if for it is.

Number two, Jeb is famously thin-skinned - moreso that his brother - there are ways to get his goat. Ask Kendrick Meeks. I don't expect HRC to start coming out with jabs just to mess with him, but she could hit a cogent point that may leave him glaring. He's smart but he's not an intellectual - none of the Bush family are, really.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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Bush vs Clinton ala 1992.
Who's going to play Ross Perot ?
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Bush vs Clinton ala 1992.
Who's going to play Ross Perot ?
I have to say, that is pretty funny!!! As for Bush, I really hope he takes his mom's advise, after all haven't we been taught, mommy knows best!!!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Listen to your Mother Jeb!
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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I have never liked the Bush's and have never voted for one, that will not change if Jeb runs.
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