Would Jeb Bush be a good Republican candidate to run in the election of 2016? Why or why not?
I like Jeb Bush a great deal. He is more like his father than his brother. He is also married to a Mexican-American, speaks fluent Spanish, and is very conscious of the struggles that the Latino community faces. He would likely take a fair amount of votes from any Democratic candidate from that group. He was immensely popular in Florida, an important state in any election. And he's younger than I thought (born in 1953). Policy-wise, he passed some education initiatives as governor of Florida and overhauled Medicaid. No telling how he might lead at the national lever, though, but I still think he'd be a great candidate in 2016, assuming that Romney loses in 2012, of course...
I was a fan of his when he was our Governor here in Florida. He did a great job in our state, but I'm not sure how much of it was due to his skills as a leader, or the fact that his big brother was the President at the time.
I think he'd be a great candidate for V.P. this year (assuming its not Rubio), but I can't see him getting the nomination in 2016 (or anytime after that) without spending some time at the bottom of the ticket.
I think many would not vote for him purely on the basis of how terrible his brother was.
I think he's a respectable and honest man and would be a great candidate. He has the right experience, as governors always make better presidents than senators. But he's no doubt reluctant because he's probably tired of hearing how terrible his brother was and he knows the name would be used against him. I'm not a Bush hater, I liked George W and still do. I like the desire to serve that his family feels.
I don't know that Jeb is conservative enough, in fact I'm sure he isn't. But he's a heck of a lot better than any democrat that will be running.
More Bushs's? No tanks. Jebby helped steal the 2000 election. great guy? No way in heaven.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1042 … an_Dynasty
Thanks for asking Chams! I'm fine, just my voice has been squashed. It always happens when you are politically incorrect. Just ask Maher or Stern or Williams. Not that I'm equating me with them, but I p*ssed off the same kind of people: Intolerant.
Yes. A third Bush would be nice then, we can really say that the Bush Dynasty is live and strong!
Are there no other people lately capable of leading other than the Clintons and the Bushes with an odd guy here and there? ...
I would go for Ron Paul anyday over any Bushes and I am not even close to the mindstate of a Liberitarian (or a Republican).
Wow - great link! Thank You for posting that. I knew about the Contra Affair but did not know that Ron Paul spoke-out about the crookery behind all that. He's a good man and I may not agree with all his ideas but he is still a good man overall.Cheers
OMG...not another Bush wasn't the last one bad enough? Let him stay in Florida, they didn't reelect him either.
Not in anyone's wildest dreams (or nightmares) would Jeb Bush even win the Republican Presidential Nomination, let alone the general election. People still have a vivid memory of George Bush's eight years, and very few are eager to see another Bush in the White House.
Jon Huntsman would be a far better Republican candidate, because of his moderate views. He would bring conservatism back to where it is supposed to be; finding solutions and seeking to compromise, instead of the Tea Party radicalism that has hijacked conservatism these last four years.
hear hear! Man I wish more conservatives felt the same.
Actually, I am not a conservative. I'm just miffed that conservatives gave Romney the nomination instead of Jon Huntsman. Liked him better than Romney, anyway
No conservative would want Huntsman as the nominee, which is why he finally dropped out...
Too bad for conservatives. Jon Huntsman was the best candidate out there. He stood by his convictions, unlike flip-flopper Romney, who has no convictions.
Well I know a few conservatives who wanted him since he actually knows economics but unfortunately the reasonable conservatives don't have the numbers. That complete and utter nightmare Santorum lasted much longer! It says something truly disturbing.
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