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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by Slateriesling View Post
    Really? I did not know that. Where is it in the Const? I would like to see that. Not doubting you, I am just curious.
    I was not entirely correct. The bar is not explicit but procedural. Both candidates can come from the same state, but electors cannot vote for two candidates from their own state. Thus, if Jeb & Mario ran together, Florida's electors could not vote for both.
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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Does he have a chance, or is the name Bush to toxic to win? Being a liberal, I wouldn't vote for him, however I've always thought he had his act better than his brother, the for POTUS.

    See video at the link below.
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency | RealClearPolitics

    "I have a voice, I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican party can regain its footing, because weve lost our way," former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) told Matt Lauer of NBC's "TODAY Show" on Monday.

    "I wont [rule out running] but Im not going to declare today either," Bush also said.
    I like Jeb Bush, in fact if he had been running last year, he would have got my vote instead of Gary Johnson. I have never trusted Romney. I can usually figure out a president withing 6 months of his inauguration. I have never been able to figure out Bush Jr. In my book he was either a genius or an idiot. I will let the historians decide that. Bush Sr. wasn't bad, I voted for him in 88, but in 92 I went for Perot. I sure wish Loyd Bensen had headed up the democratic ticket in 88, I would have voted for him, but no way Dukakis. Remember the old joke back then, Bush had picked Dan Quayle for VP in 88. The question was, do I vote for Bush and hope he live or do I vote for dukakis and hope he dies.

    I know, bad taste. But I couldn't help it. If I were a Republican which I am not, I still cling to my Reform Party credentials. For me the dream team for the GOP would be Jeb Bush the nominee for president and Bob Portman of Ohio as his VP candidate.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Evening Polgara.....do you think the Bush name will hurt Jeb? Also, are you having a good day?
    Good evening, JC.

    Jeb Bush was a very popular Governor in Florida, so I don't think the name will hurt him. This does not mean that the Left would spare any pains smearing him, though, but that is to be expected. The two Bush Presidents were different types of men, and Jeb has his own style of governing.

    I'm having a typical Monday, whatever that means to anyone... More snow on its way...four to five more inches, I hear! You?

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I was not entirely correct. The bar is not explicit but procedural. Both candidates can come from the same state, but electors cannot vote for two candidates from their own state. Thus, if Jeb & Mario ran together, Florida's electors could not vote for both.
    With Floridas' voting history, I could appreciate them functionally being left out.

    Thanks for the info. Interesting, did not know that.

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    George W. was a popular governor as well, and yes he won, but Jeb would run after two pretty unpopular Bush presidencies. Who knows.

    We'll probably get grazed by the storm here, maybe an inch or two at most Sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, JC.

    Jeb Bush was a very popular Governor in Florida, so I don't think the name will hurt him. This does not mean that the Left would spare any pains smearing him, though, but that is to be expected. The two Bush Presidents were different types of men, and Jeb has his own style of governing.

    I'm having a typical Monday, whatever that means to anyone... More snow on its way...four to five more inches, I hear! You?

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    First I have often wondered how the country would look if Jeb had run instead of Dubya.

    I see his change of heart on the Pathway issue as a step toward running with Tea Party support, I suppose trying to avoid the circular firing squad the Tea Party fostered in the last go-round. I would imagine he would be better at etch-a-sketch once he gets the GOP nomination. He has left himself some wiggle room on the issue, so he can be convinced to soften his position if he needs to.

    2016 is a long way off in political years, much can/will happen between now and then.

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I think he'd probably be a top tier candidate in the primary along with others like

    Marco Rubio and Bob McDonnell. I also think Bush would have one of the better chances of the prospective Republicans to win in the general, despite the public's dislike for his brother.
    The public doesn't dislike his brother, only the libs who made up the BS and the libs who believe the BS, dislike him.

    That said I hope he doesn't.

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, JC.

    Jeb Bush was a very popular Governor in Florida, so I don't think the name will hurt him. This does not mean that the Left would spare any pains smearing him, though, but that is to be expected. The two Bush Presidents were different types of men, and Jeb has his own style of governing.

    I'm having a typical Monday, whatever that means to anyone... More snow on its way...four to five more inches, I hear! You?
    The left, Democrats are not going to vote for Jeb so all their what you call smearing probably won't him there. I do feel he could easily carry the independent/swing voters. What would you think of a Jeb Bush/Bob Portman ticket. those two together should easily be able to win both Florida and Ohio. with the addition of Florida and Ohio, along with all the states Romney carried last year that would put this duo at 253 Electoral votes. Just 17 shy of winning.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, JC.

    Jeb Bush was a very popular Governor in Florida, so I don't think the name will hurt him. This does not mean that the Left would spare any pains smearing him, though, but that is to be expected. The two Bush Presidents were different types of men, and Jeb has his own style of governing.

    I'm having a typical Monday, whatever that means to anyone... More snow on its way...four to five more inches, I hear! You?
    He has zero appeal outside the South and No one is ever going to buy a line from the NYT again along the lines that the GOP candidate seems the more "practical" choice-----------Not after what we've had to listen to for the last few years...................

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    Re: Former Gov. Jeb Bush Not Ruling Out 2016 Campaign For Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    George W. was a popular governor as well, and yes he won, but Jeb would run after two pretty unpopular Bush presidencies. Who knows.

    We'll probably get grazed by the storm here, maybe an inch or two at most Sorry
    My brothers are both Dem businessmen, but they did like both Bush men. My youngest brother even bemoaned the fact today that he had a lot more work under Bush2 than Obama. He said if phone bills didn't have to be paid if you didn't get calls regarding jobs to be done, he would not have had to pay his phone bill since December! First time that I can recall him being that honest, instead of being gung-ho BHO! Is this a small sign that BHO is losing some of his luster? We'll see....

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