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Monday, May 21, 2012

Republicans sure do like that divine right of kings thing, don't they
Posted by Jill | 5:54 AM
And the Bushes are their royal family:
Jeb Bush’s name keeps floating up in discussions about candidates to run on the ticket with Mitt Romney, despite Bush’s efforts to douse the talk.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says Bush would most help Romney.

“He’d be an outstanding pick. It’s up to Gov. Romney but if I had to recommend a single person it would be Jeb,” Graham told The Hill. Graham urged his party to unify behind Romney last month after Rick Santorum exited the GOP presidential primary. Graham is a close friend of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.

Most of the focus has been on Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who are thought to be the leading contenders on Romney’s short list. But chatter is picking up on Capitol Hill that Bush could be a dark horse.

Senior political strategists think Bush could deliver Florida for Romney and help him among Hispanic and Catholic voters.

[snip] “I can’t conceive of Jeb Bush being the vice president of anything. I see him being a presidential candidate, not this go-round but in the future,” said Don Gaetz, the incoming president of the Florida Senate, who has been a friend of Bush’s for more than a decade. Gaetz said “having him on the ticket would be the best chance to carry Florida” but thinks Bush is more likely to take a page out of Ronald Reagan’s playbook and tour the country.

“He might follow the path of Ronald Reagan and travel the country, make more contacts than he already has — and he has many — and articulate his message of economic and educational reform,” said Gaetz.

Gaetz noted that Bush is often asked to endorse candidates and as he has done so his collection of political IOUs has grown, which would be helpful to a future presidential run.

State Sen. John Thrasher, co-chairman of Romney’s campaign in Florida and another Bush ally, said he does not think Bush would accept an invitation to serve as running mate.

“I know him pretty well and I take him at his word. He says he’s not going to do it. I think he’s serious about not doing it,” said Thrasher, who spent time on the campaign trail with Romney Thursday.

Because princes don't play second fiddle to anyone, especially scions of families who believe THEY have a right to the Iron Throne.

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Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...
It's why they hate Obama because he comes from the class of people whom conservatives consider unfit for rulership. Barack doesn't have the Sang'Real of the Ruling Class.

Blogger merlallen said...
What last name would Jeb use to run for President?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Back in 2008, weren't all the Republicans carping about Hillary Clinton running for president, saying we didn't want any political "dynasties" in America?

Now, dynasties are a "good" thing?

Why is it that only Republican dynasties are a "good" thing?

And, besides, Hillary and Bill Clinton were married but they were not blood relatives. Don't dynasties usually refer to a bloodline?

In the case of the Bush family, it's a bloodline of the vampires.

In any event, two relatives do not make a "dynasty" as in the case of the Clintons, but the Bush dynasty has included: "two U.S. Senators, one Supreme Court Justice, two Governors and two Presidents (one of the two presidents also served as Vice President). . . . Peter Schweizer, author of a biography of the family, has described the Bushes as "the most successful political dynasty in American history." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_family