Get Ready For A Late Entrant To The Race?

So a writer I follow who lives in New Hampshire just tweeted:

@publicroad: I live in NH & just got a robocall polling me about what I think about Romney vs. Gingrich vs. *Jeb Bush*.

Other folks are reporting the same polling is taking place in New Hampshire.

OK, so I actually like Jeb Bush, however much I think the Bush dynasty might have trouble putting a third member over the top.

But here’s my (based-solely-…

  1. Pseudodionysius
    Peter Robinson

    EJHill

    Then there’s me and Dr. Rahe… · Dec 14 at 8:53pm

    EJ does it again!

    Were he to enter the race, Jeb Bush would command my loyalty instantly.  As would Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Nicky Haley, and–shall I go on? · Dec 14 at 11:05pm

    They can only crash the GOP convention if Ricochet declares international talk like a pirate day.

  2. Steve Manacek
    C

    You’ll have a lot of company….

  3. Southern Pessimist

    Serious people realize there is no serious alternative. It would create entertaining drama however.

  4. Michael Tee
    I’ve been working on his campaign slogans: Jeb Bush: Because I’m taller than my brother. Jeb Bush: Another milquetoast candidate to join the circular firing squad. Jeb Bush: Just because I have the same last name as my brother and father doesn’t mean I’m a managerial progressive like they are. Jeb Bush: The man who will shift down two gears before driving America off the cliff. Jeb Bush: Message: I care. so compassionately about conservatism. Jeb Bush: Because the first two Bushes advanced the conservative cause so well!
  5. Jimmy Carter

    Obama’s people are behind it…. so it would make the news and have even more Republicans throw Their hands up in the air and say, “to hell with it all.”

  6. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    Michael,

    The great tragedy of the Republican story is that Jeb Bush lost his first gubernatorial election and his brother George won his first. Everyone says that if Jeb had won, he’d have run instead of W and he would have been a more conservative, more serious, guy.

    I don’t even want to deal with another Bush run, but I have to defend him a bit here. You were unintentionally on the right path when you wrote:

    Jeb Bush: Just because I have the same last name as my brother and father doesn’t mean I’m a managerial progressive like they are.

  7. Lucy Pevensie

     Well, Mollie, as you know, I was holding out for a late entrant pretty darned late, well into October. But at this stage, it’s ridiculous. I can still hope for a brokered convention, but failing that I think we each have to decide which of the lousy candidates is the least lousy, and act accordingly.   

  8. Freesmith

    Wrong Florida Republican.

    Hmmmm. What Florida Republican could Freesmith have in mind? Who might be the person he’s thinking of who is capable of rallying the base with a single stem-winder of a speech at a divided convention, uniting it by bringing youth, energy, core conservatism, eloquence, Tea Party bona fides, excitement, intelligence and the one demographic segment that Obama cannot afford to lose, to the GOP standard?

    Who is Freesmith thinking about?

  9. Albert Arthur

    Jeb Bush: If nominated I promise to make Liz Cheney my VP candidate, just to annoy the left.

  10. Whiskey Sam

    I like Jeb, but I just can’t see a 3rd Bush getting elected.  People are just tired of the name.  Not to mention heads on the Left might literally explode were he to win.  Wait…

  11. EJHill

    Early entries for the late entries

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  12. Severely Ltd.
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: I’m excited. What do you think is going on? I can dream, right? ·

    This is the ‘bad’ Mollie waving the carrot of hope. I am not falling for it. Wake me up when Paul Ryan announces on national television, until then don’t disturb my nightmare.

  13. Mel Foil

    Only if Jeb can prove that he was adopted…or born in Kenya.

  14. wilber forge

     Seems Jeb may be just simply wiser to walk away from the last name brand thing.

  15. Skyler

    No. No. No. No. No.

    We have had enough of the socialist Bush family.  It would be unpatriotic, unamerican, unethical, immoral, and a bad idea to vote in another Bush.

    I will vote for anyone other than another Bush.  I might even vote for that marxist Obama if it means keeping another Bush away, so long as he doesn’t have control of the house and senate again.

    Never again will I vote for a Bush, not only because they are socialists and keynesians, but more importantly because I do not believe that dynasties are good for this nation.  

  16. Mark Wilson
    Skyler: No. No. No. No. No.

    We have had enough of the socialist Bush family.  It would be unpatriotic, unamerican, unethical, immoral, and a bad idea to vote in another Bush.

    I will vote for anyone other than another Bush.  I might even vote for that marxist Obama if it means keeping another Bush away, so long as he doesn’t have control of the house and senate again.

    Never again will I vote for a Bush, not only because they are socialists and keynesians, but more importantly because I do not believe that dynasties are good for this nation.   · Dec 14 at 6:17pm

    W is a socialist, Obama is a Marxist, and people who vote for Jeb would be unpatriotic, unamerican, unethical, and immoral?  I can’t wait to hear the adjectives you assign to Assad, Chavez, Putin, Mugabe, Ahmedinnerjacket, or Kim Jong Il.

  17. DocJay

    Fact is the field stinks and nearly everyone knows it.  I suspect the robocall does have a different motive than yet another Bush albeit one a touch less socialistic than W.

    Please let it be Rubio or Ryan, Oh Dear Lord Please!

  18. Skyler
    Mark Wilson

    I can’t wait to hear the adjectives you assign to Assad, Chavez, Putin, Mugabe, Ahmedinnerjacket, or Kim Jong Il. · Dec 14 at 6:27pm

    Those are called dictators.  Their ideology is irrelevant.  It’s the ideology of the well-meaning ones like the Bushes and the ideologues like Obama that set up the dictators.

  19. James Of England

    Just a small point, Ma’am; are you claiming that Romney has invested his own money into this race? If so, I believe that you’re wrong; his latest released figure of $32m was all raised in the same way that Perry got his $17m. If you were referring to previous races or to other people’s money, fair enough.

  20. Stuart Creque

    “There’s enough beans for four men,” George said.

    Lennie watched him from over the fire. He said patiently, “I like ‘em with ketchup.”

    “Well, we ain’t got any,” George exploded. “Whatever we ain’t got, that’s what you want.”

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