Why not Jeb Bush for '12

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  1. zzzz
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    zzzz Just a regular American

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    Jeb Bush would certainly be a qualified candidate for President. He successfully completed 2 terms as a popular governor of Florida. (Sarah couldn’t finish 1, Romney only had 1 term as Gov.) Florida is one of the most diverse states in the country and one of the largest (4th) in population. Alaska is 47th , Massachusetts is 15th in population rankings. He is popular with Hispanics (A crucial voting bloc) and has a Hispanic wife. He won 44% of the Jewish vote in 2002 and appeals to a diverse population that is essential in a national election. Although the name “Bush” might be a liability, I think that people who do vote would not hold that against him except some liberal Democrats who would never vote for a Republican even they were running against Hitler.

    With his popularity in Florida and with the name of Bush in Texas (Also graduated from Texas) this would give him a good electoral starting base. Of course some conservative members of his party may have some issues with him but he can draw in the independent voter who ultimately decides the winner. I think Jeb Bush is a better candidate than Romney, Palin, or others who have been mentioned so far.
     
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    Because of his last name, stupid.
     
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    When it comes to electing Bushes, always use The Godfather example. It's best to stop at "II".
     
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    I dunno, for the same reason we don't go looking for another Kennedy family member, or some death row inmate. Just cause there is that little voice in your head that says "you gotta be fucking kidding me!".
     
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    The problem with that analogy is that Godfather II was good.
     
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    I like Jeb.

    He was a good Gov in Florida.

    I think he would be a great Prez. He sure ain't his Brother.
     
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    I would like to see only people with single syllable names run for President in 2012.

    So far, we could have Jeb and Mitt. And others?
     
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    point taken!
     
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    Phred.
     
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    Tech_Esq Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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    Bush wasn't a good idea the first time, it was a worse idea the second time and any thought that the third time is a charm is optimism for optimism's sake.

    Frankly, we're "Bushed"!!
     

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