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Old 10-16-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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CNN.com - CNN Political Ticker Carville: Jeb Bush will be GOP nominee
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At CNN's America Votes 2008 Breakfast, the chief architect of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential run predicted that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the Republican nominee in 2008. Jeb is a younger brother of President Bush.

Carville bolstered his prediction, highlighting Jeb Bush's career: He was a successful governor of a large state, he enjoys the support of social conservatives, he speaks Spanish, and "he's somebody the party could rally around," Carville said.

"There is nobody in this field who can rally the Republican Party; he's the only person in America that can do it," he added.

But fellow CNN analyst and former Oklahoma GOP Congressman J.C. Watts disagreed with Carville, saying, "The conventional wisdom caucus, the establishment of the Party, pardon my English, but they ain't going to allow that to happen."

There has been high speculation that Jeb Bush might make a run at the White House in 2008, but then, late last year, he said he would not run.

Former President George H.W. Bush suggested to CNN's Larry King last April that "Bush Fatigue" may be one of the reasons the former Florida governor is sitting out the 2008 race.
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Who cares about "Bush fatigue"?
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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IMHO - Terri Schiavo is still fresh in many minds and Jeb was instrumental in creating the mess. The religious right and Jeb overstepped their bounds on this one. I don't care for Carville or his wife, Matalin. I think their act is rehearsed.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:24 AM
 
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Jeb Bush does not have warm fuzzy feelings assosciated with him. If he ran, Democrats could throw alot of ugly statistics at him, as well as the Terry Schiavo case which was wildly unpopular.

If Republicans run a candidate, their best candidate will probably be one who excites the base for one last hurrah. Probably Fred Thompson. Giuliani gets bad feelings among red state, pickup-truck-and-gun-rack Republicans and doesn't motivate them to vote. Either way I don't think Republicans have much of a chance of winning.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:51 AM
 
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Wow, I opened the article expecting to find that it was a year and a half old. It seems impossible to believe that anyone thinks Jeb Bush would have any shot in hell at winning.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think David Duke would have a better shot at being elected than jebbie.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Wow, I opened the article expecting to find that it was a year and a half old. It seems impossible to believe that anyone thinks Jeb Bush would have any shot in hell at winning.

I don't know about Jeb but I think Carville could find a ready market for whatever he's been smoking.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:07 PM
 
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I don't know about Jeb but I think Carville could find a ready market for whatever he's been smoking.
Indeed! mus be sumpin in nat der wata down in loosyana!
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: On a hill near a river
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I think Carville will have full head of hair before Jeb is the nominee.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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Jeb Bush is the kind of person conservatives like me could rally around. The problem is his name is Jeb Bush...I don't think so.
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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Jeb Bush??? Not this time...

If I were Matalin Carville, I'd keep Al Gore's phone number handy...So he could validate Jimmy's unemployment slip.

'Shrimpboat isa comin' but Al Gore's a'driving this time! Wait and See!
I can't wait for the Forest Gump style political bumper stickers...you guess it!
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