The election was literally six days ago (well, OK, two days ago if you count Florida), and Florida Republicans are butthurt about the results. So the fine folks at Public Policy Polling thought it would be a neat idea to exploit that GOPer melancholy and the infinite sadness and ask them to look four years into the future and tell everyone who will be president. The PPP found that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads Marco Rubio 28 percent to 22 percent as to who will definitely, without a doubt, for sure is going to be the next president
Comments: Favored by who? the Bush family. Really, who would poll-test this ridiculous idea?
No more Bushes please. The left would have a field day. I thank 41 and 44 for their valued service, but enough is enough. This is not a monarchy - so not more Bush, Clinton, or Obama´s. Let´s move ahead (notice I did not say "forward" or "on" too!)
Get real. Bush´s loose spending policies and inept handling of Iraq gave us this mess. His brother would be no better. Plus with a Bush name he would automatically be portrayed as the next generation of evil incarnate.
C´mon folks. Jeb Bush was a very popular and successful governor of one of our biggest states (Florida). We could do much worse (i.e., ANY Democrat). I cannot understand why some self-proclaimed conservatives are afflicted with the same hatred for the Bush family as the Bush-Derangement-Syndrome-addled left wingers who plotted and succeeded in undermining both GHW.´s and GW´s presidencies. Anyone with a lick of good sense knows that the country would have been far better off under these men than their successors (Clinton and Obama). We are in real trouble now, so I have lost all patience with anti-Bush zealots and their continual complaining.
It´s so sad that those of us who ROTFLOL at such a phony poll must qualify ourselves first by saying yes, the Bushes are nice, yes they are classy. However, no way ever will most conservatives (of any color) vote for another globalist disguised as a conservative. The GOP likes dynasties as long as it is a Bush not a Kennedy. Some act as though the R party is the rightful personal employment agency/ playground of the Bush family and their hangers-on.
The USA died on 11-6-2012. All that is left is for the corpse to implode under the weight of it´s rotting carcas.
That should occur within weeks of NØbama granting blanket amnesty and citizenship to 20,000,000 illegal aliens.
Whatever banana republic is left will be a one-party (Demon-RAT socialist). It will make Cuba look like a paradise. There will be no more US presidential elections, so all this guessing is just folly...
The number of ingrates and know nothings on this thread is startling. Any of the trolls remember the remarable way that GW handled the bombing of the twin towers, the iran fool that killed our men, Katrina? IF anyone of them had a memory they would remember that the dims took over the senate and old reid saw to it that things went his way plus a few dumb pubbies that believed reid. I will take GW, his Dad or his brother over any other candidate - if they run.
Jeb Bush was more conservative than GWB, but seems to have changed. Rubio may or may not have a tax issue(was originally brought up during his senate run). Plus he may have a naturalization issue (at least for republicans).
But haveing said that, the polls also had Crist way ahead of Rubio and look what happened.
Let´s make it a Three-fer. McCain, Romney, Bush. The establishment GOP cannot go away quickly enough for me. Do they honestly think Mexicans will vote for Jeb because he married one? How naive. They won´t vote for Rubio either. It´s over. Split the country.
GWB is one of my heroes; even though I didn´t like several of his policies, I knew he was a patriot and a man of honor, which is more than we can say for BO. I believe W got a lot of things right and we were lucky to have him.
That said, I think the Bush name is going to be politically toxic for years to come; we need to look for new leadership among the next generation of conservatives, those who can articulate our principles to the ones who need to hear them: The not-yet-but-soon-to-be converts who are still politically confused. Marco Rubio is one of several young guns who can do that job quite well.
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pete moss, 11/30/2012 10:27:58 AM (No. 9041120)
I hate Democrats, so I´d never vote for one, but I´m totally opposed to the idea of another Bush in the Whitehouse. Besides, the commie mainstream news media would have a field day, and with over half of the American public as stupid as a chicken, he´d never stand a chance of getting elected.
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