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Jeb Bush “actively exploring” a run at the Presidency

Jeb Bush “actively exploring” a run at the Presidency

Shift back into campaign mode, folks.

Jeb Bush broke the right wing internet this morning when he tweeted this:

He also took to Facebook to detail his reasoning and offer an explanation of what actions he’s taking as of right now:

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.

Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.

We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football.

We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.

Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.

Jeb Bush

Cue pressure on potentials like Marco Rubio and Chris Christie to make a move.


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Wrong guy at the wrong time.

Yuk, another squishy prog-lite that Karl Rove is going to attempt to jam down our throats.

    sdharms in reply to Paul. | December 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Rove or anyone else cannot jam anything down my throat ever again. If Jeb is nominated and elected it will be without me. Never Again. Politics and government are by the rich for the rich. So let them pay the taxes and suppor t the deadbeats. I wont.

    Radegunda in reply to Paul. | December 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Rove can’t jam anyone down our throats without millions of primary voters approving his preference.

This is like hearing Al Sharpton might be moving to my neighborhood.

Jeb Bush for President!
Vicente Fox for Vice President!

JimMtnViewCaUSA | December 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

The article directly below this is titled “Creating New Democrats Through Immigration”.

I suggest titling this one “Creating New Democrats Through Inept Republican Leadership”

What we need now more than ever is a person who can inspire us and lead us to a better place. Jeb is not that person and is way too liberal to make the hard decisions that will be required to straighten out our country after obama leaves. He is a good man who has done a decent job in FL but he does not have the backbone to go after the corruption in Congress or corporate America. He also lacks the cojones to stop the wave of illegal immigrants from his wife’s country. He is simply wrong for the job!

Maybe he should run as a Democrat.

9thDistrictNeighbor | December 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

Three words: Common Core Cheerleader.

If the race turns out to be Bush/Clinton…guaranteed third party. I really think people are sick of this. At least I hope they are.

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to 9thDistrictNeighbor. | December 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Last month’s election proved that people are sick of the status quo. And last weekend’s Congressional budget vote proved that neither party cares what American’s think.

What a surprise, yet another R who is ever so eager to take a dump on US. He probably wonders why so many of us have left “his” party.

Go away, and stay away. Far, far away.

But THAT’s unpossible…

The TEA party is dead. Yep. Deader than a door-nail. Spent force. Nothing there. Nosirree.

Here’s a thought question: what Conservative would vote for a guy who can give a commencement speech on a campus today?

buckeyeminuteman | December 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Jeb Bush or Elizabeth Warren in 2016; why does it always come down to a choice between a giant douche and a turd sandwich?

Ted Cruz is my choice for POTUS. I hope he runs. I will not be voting for Bush or Clinton, so if they are the choices then I will stay home or vote 3rd party.

American voters respond to Bush announcement:

The English language doesn’t have sufficiently strong enough adjectives to describe my abject horror at the prospect of Gov. Jeb Bush running for president.

Jeb: I will not support you or vote for you under any circumstances. I appreciate the spirit of public service by the Bush family, but ENOUGH ALREADY! GO AWAY, AND STAY OUT OF NATIONAL POLITICS!

Dear GOPe,

If you force Jeb, Romney, or Christie on us, I will actively campaign for The Democrat nominee. I don’t think it will make much difference. When the Democrats win they advance their agenda. When Rinos win they advance the Democrat agenda. I am tired of you counting on my vote. Give us a conservative candidate that runs on reversing the Obama agenda and watch what happens. Millions will rise up to back you. Give us some hope, we will respond.

    Radegunda in reply to Yujin. | December 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    “Give us a conservative candidate …”: That requires 1) a conservative candidate who’s willing to run; 2) millions of primary voters favoring that candidate.

    The party hierarchy can throw its weight and its dollars around; the voters don’t have to be compliant.

Subotai Bahadur | December 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm

As much as I hate to agree with David Frum on ANYTHING, I have to say he was not wrong with this one.

In this magnificent land of opportunity, anyone can aspire to the presidency, provided only that an immediate relative had the job already.


Not my circus. Not my monkeys.


Circle the wagons, and pull out your rifles, folks.

Will not vote for him. Will NOT support him. Will not give money to anyone that supports him. Will give money to ANYONE that opposes him and Rove.

No Jeb no.

It’s kinda funny that (at least partly) it’s Bush’s fault that Jeb probably can’t get elected.

I’m not voting for any open-borders advocate like Jeb.

PoliticiansRscum | December 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm

No more Bush and no more fakes!

I do not think it will happen but if Jeb Bush were to get the nomination it would be the birth of a third political party. In that sense I think it might be good for our nation. Once the “Moderate” Dems and Repubs realize that their vote is wasted on either side they will coalesce around a conservative leader who can articulate a vision where the values that have served us so well are re-pledged to be the guiding principle of the new party. Hard work, fair taxes, short term welfare for all who need it and religious freedom for all except muslims.

Uggg, this is starting to remind me of a coach that wants to make sure everyone gets a chance to play in the game before its over.

Wait! Republican’s don’t nominate candidates because of policy preferences or even for name recognition. They choose who ever’s turn it is next. And we all know it’s not Jeb’s turn. It’s Rick Santorum’s turn! Or is it Newt’s turn?

I’m so confused. Did someone change the rules just so they can screw us even harder this time than last?

This RINO should be actively exploring Nancy Pelosi’s anus.

i’ll vote for Jeb…

just as i voted for that RINO carpetbagger #CashAndCarry the GOPe shoved down our throat this year for governor against Moonbeam.

because, after all, we couldn’t have a conservative running for such an important office, now could we?

i carefully marked his oval on my absentee ballot, just as they wanted me to.

then i filled in Jerry the Fascist’s oval as well. after all, if you leave the spot blank, someone might fix my “mistake” for me down at the Registrar’s office later. with LA County hiring aliens to w*rk our polling places, #Failifornia is getting deeper and deeper into Third World territory every day.

I think Levin is right…. a convention of states that neuters the federal hegemon is the only answer.

TrooperJohnSmith | December 17, 2014 at 2:00 am

Actively explore your navel, instead.

Funny how everyone eschews the Idiot from Crawford now. I’ll bet the majority of commenters above voted for this idiot’s brother last time.