What if Obama dropped Biden for Clinton, then dropped her for Petraeus, then a brokered GOP convention nominated Jeb and he made Condi VP?
— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) August 7, 2012
Tags: Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, David Petraeus, Jeb Bush, Joe Biden, Republican National Convention, Tweet Untweet, Twitter
George P. Bush — son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of George W. Bush — on his possible future…
"Right now I'm reviewing potential opportunities, and we'll — we'll see where it takes me."
Unlike a lot of George Bush fanboys out there, I'm not totally opposed to this idea. I mean, sure, we've already had two iterations of this character in the past 20 years. But you've really got to discount the first one. The second one, however is classic. As close to canon as we're likely to get. But that doesn't mean that's there's no room for a new interpretation.
Like, what if this new George Bush had, like, mutant deciding powers? Or a robotic hand in which to crush civil liberties? It's a different take, but it could work.
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Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush have something in common. No, it's not idiot brothers. No, it's not both having a potential vested interest in the 2016 election. No, it's not both of them being sauve southern gentlemen whose faces happen to look like potatoes.
They are both undermining their party's candidates by going off-book at a crucial political juncture.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said today that both Ronald Reagan and his father George H. W. Bush would have had a difficult time getting nominated by today's ultra-conservative Republican Party.
"Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad — they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party — and I don't — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground…"
There's already speculation that Jeb Bush is attempting to break away, positioning himself as a moderate, in preparation for the 2016 election. If he doesn't make these statements now, he'll have nothing to flip-flop against in the future.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan
It happens to all of us. You put it off and put it off, telling yourself that you'll do it tomorrow because today you need to buy stamps. But tomorrow turns into today, and today you remember that you can't do anything until to clean those boxes out of the garage.
And then, one day, you wake up with grey hair and a pot belly, and you realize that you never did get around to becoming President of the United States…
" was probably my time," Bush told "CBS This Morning," referring to the ongoing presidential campaign. "There's a window of opportunity, in life, and for all sorts of reasons.”
Bush also wondered whether he would have fared well in today's Republican Party.
"Although I don't know, given what I believe and how I believe it, I'm not sure I would have been successful as a candidate, either. These are different times than just six years ago, when I last ran, or even longer than that," he said.
I don't know. That sounds like a rationalization to me. I have full confidence that Jeb — a well-respected accomplished member of the Bush dynasty — would have been equal to the task of convincing today's Republican Party that he was presidential material, had he given it a shot.
And you know what? I mostly meant that as a compliment.
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Here's what the Twitterverse has to say about the latest feather in Mitt Romney's endorsement hat…
Today's nonsensically sounding news? Jeb Backs Mitt. Stay tuned for: "Ack Slam Dingo," "Poot Fig Flan," and "Dog Nix Tank."
— Gladstone (@WGladstone) March 21, 2012
Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt. I forget: is Jeb the Smart One or the Cute One?
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) March 21, 2012
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