Jeb Bush

Viguerie’s Foolproof Test: Is Jeb Bush A Conservative?

Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are. Despite all of Jeb Bush’s rhetoric about “the transformative power of conservative ideas,” Jeb Bush is the “great white hope” of the Republican establishment. SIGN THE PETITION TELLING JEB BUSH THAT YOU DON'T SUPPORT HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

The Political Disaster of RINOs

Bruce Walker, American Thinker

The run for the GOP presidential nomination will start in earnest very soon, and Jeb Bush has already set the RINO argument: R's need to moderate ideology and choose, instead, someone who can be elected. What proof is there of this proposition?

Read My Lips: No New Bushes

Doris O'Brien, American Thinker

The fact is that the Democrats would like nothing better than to see a Bush run for president. Just his last name alone would drive liberals to the polls in droves to oppose him.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: January 2015

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Why Is Jeb Bush Smiling?

Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

Mike Huckabee’s “exploration” announcement is good news for the former Florida governor. 

Why Republicans Are Ready for Hillary

Matt Latimer, Politico

Her mistakes have GOP candidates lining up. But beware the pundits' confidence. You don’t run to the embrace of the D.C. political class and—horrors—the mainstream media if you want to win the GOP nomination.

Levin: Does Jeb Back Boehner, Scalise Amid Scandal?

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

"Suddenly and miraculously Jeb Bush has gone silent. He & his cronies relentlessly smear Reagan conservatives but not a word about the pathetic House GOP leadership." 

Everyone Says Jeb Bush Is A Conservative Except Conservatives

Our friend Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute once observed, “The first President Bush was a disaster for advocates of limited government, as was the second President Bush, and there’s a very big reason at this point to be skeptical about version 3.0.” And that reason is Jeb Bush's real record, not the one the establishment is peddling.

Repubs. See Diversity in 2016 Hopefuls

Associated Press Staff

This class of contenders could include two Hispanic senators, an Indian-American governor, a female business leader and an African-American neurosurgeon. In a group that could exceed a dozen GOP WHouse prospects, all but a few are in their 40s or 50s.

Why Elizabeth Warren won’t run and Jeb Bush won’t win

Jamelle Bouie, Slate Magazine

Bush would have trouble with actual Republican voters, while in the Democratic Party field Hillary Clinton towers over every potential competitor,including VP Joe Biden and far-left Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Poll: Little Crossover Appeal for Hillary, Jeb Bush

Patrick O'Connor, The Wall Street Journal

One in five people surveyed by The Wall Street Journal said they couldn’t support either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton.

The Conventional Wisdom About Jeb Bush May Be Wrong

Jared Bernstein, The Washington Post

Joe Biden's former chief economist boosts a Jeb Bush presidential run.

5 Reasons Why Jeb’s Prez Exploration Is Going Nowhere

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

A Jeb Bush candidacy is totally divorced from the reality of primary politics, only showing how out of touch Beltway media types are with GOP primary voters.


Rush Limbaugh,

"[Bush is] being looked at as a savior by the big money donor class & consultant class, the estab. of the party, to head off the Tea Party. Somebody like Jeb -- could be a sacrificial run just to make sure that a conservative doesn't get the nomination in '16." 

Please Lord, No More Bushes For President

A Jeb Bush nomination for president would ensure that the Republican establishment stays in power for at least another decade, and it would also ensure that, no matter if Jeb or the Democrat wins, Big Government will prevail.

Jeb Bush 'Actively' Exploring '16 Run

James Hohmann & Maggie Haberman, Politico

Jeb Bush announced that he has decided to “actively explore the possibility” of a run for president. He'll start a leadership PAC in Jan. to let him travel & talk with voters. He said the move came after discussions with his family over Thanksgiving.

Jeb Acting Like the Moderate of Crowded '16 Field

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

“Jeb Bush isn’t going to be the hard-edged conservative pick for president in 2016, so there’s really no percentage for him in acting like it. And judging from his latest comments, Bush knows it, too.”

4 Repubs. Who Worry Hillary

Amie Parnes, The Hill

Hillary Clinton allies are focusing on 4 potential Repub. challengers for 2016: Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie & Scott Walker. Clinton World believes Paul has run the best “pre-campaign." The fact that Paul has worked to attract R's & D's to his cause has made him someone to watch. 

Jeb: R's Have to 'Lose the Primary to Win the General'

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

Bush laid out policy positions that are controversial among the conservative base. He said he opposed Obama's exec. amnesty, but said R's should act on the issue “rather than have their heads explode.”