June 12, 2012 |
Jeb Bush, drawing fire for suggesting that the current Republican Party would have been hostile not just to his father, but to President Reagan as well, took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify his remarks. “The point I was making yesterday is this: The political system today is hyperpartisan. Both sides are at fault,” he said. “My dad & Reagan sacrificed political points for good public policy.” "Back to my dad's time and Ronald Reagan's time - they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support," Bush said Monday during a meeting with the Bloomberg staff in New York City.
December 19, 2011 |
Is Sarah Palin flirting with the presidential race again? Might Jeb Bush be the GOP's white knight? And shouldn't Democrats give Hillary Rodham Clinton another chance? 'Tis the season. The silly season, that is, at least as far as the race for the White House goes. With just two weeks before we finally see votes cast in the 2012 race, it seems some just refuse to accept that the field of candidates is settled. Among them, apparently, is Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee.
March 21, 2004 |
At a rally marking the kickoff of his reelection campaign, President Bush on Saturday unleashed a blistering attack on John F. Kerry's domestic and foreign policy positions while portraying himself as a decisive leader who would keep America safe during troubled times. Returning to the heart of the state that delivered him the White House in the disputed 2000 election, Bush was greeted by a crowd of some 10,000 supporters at the Orange County Convention Center here.
August 29, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - He is a ghostly presence at the Republican National Convention, He Who Shall Not Be Named. Former President George W. Bush has had no place of honor at his party's 2012 convention. In fact, other than a videotaped message delivered Wednesday night, neither he nor his father, former President George H.W. Bush, has had any place at all. If not for a scheduled, non-prime-time appearance Thursday by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the convention might have slipped by without any representation in person from the closest thing the country has to a Republican dynasty.
March 21, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's double-digit victory in Illinois on Tuesday has drawn one of the GOP's biggest names off the sidelines. Jeb Bush endorsed Romney this morning, saying it's time for Republicans to "unite behind" the former Massachusetts governor. In a statement, Bush noted that 34 states have now voted in the nomination fight, and signaled that the party would be best served now by focusing its efforts on the general-election fight rather than the family feud. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed," Bush said.
June 11, 2012 |
The venerated Ronald Reagan may not have been able to reach the presidency in today's Republican party, Jeb Bush said during a meeting with Bloomberg reporters in New York City on Monday morning. Bush labeled the nation's partisan bickering “disturbing,” placing much of the blame on the way President Obama conducted his first term. “His first year could have been a year of enormous accomplishment had he focused on things where there was more common ground,” Bush said, according to Buzzfeed's Ben Smith . "Back to my dad's time and Ronald Reagan's time - they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support," Bush said, adding that Reagan "would be criticized for doing the things that he did. " Bush portrayed his father and Reagan's penchant for reaching across the aisle to achieve their political goals as out of style compared with Washington's “temporary” partisan fervor, and said such tendencies would have lead to a difficult path toward the presidential nomination.