Someone has paid for a poll
designed to see if there is any enthusiasm for a Jeb Bush run against Barack Obama in 2012.Here's more
After all, it would be too late for Bush to enter the race, right? Everyone has been told that the field is set. And indeed, in several primary states qualifying has closed. But New Hampshire allows voters to write-in any name they choose. And most party caucuses either don’t have a ballot or have a pretty open write-in policy. Don’t forget, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. won a surprise write-in victory in New Hampshire without ever declaring himself a candidate for President in 1964.
There is still time. In fact, if Jeb was interested in seeking the party’s nomination, this might be his smoothest path to victory.
I can see why some in the GOP leadership might be intrigued by this idea. The base simply does not care for Romney. Newt probably can't win in the general. Ron Paul is a sincere
libertarian -- no TARP for him, thank you -- and thus will never be allowed to get near the nomination.
The Bush name appeals to the Tea Party cranks and to the Establishment -- in other words, to the third of the country who remained stalwart Dubya supporters to the very end. However, I don't think the name has much appeal to anyone outside that 33 percent.Jeb's spokesperson has denied
that he has anything to do with the poll. However, there was a Florida poll in April matching Obama against Jeb Bush. Bush won handily, and even attracted a surprising amount of Democratic support.
My favorite response comes from a towering intellect named bigdave
NO WAY! Not another Bush LIBERAL! Even LIBERALS hate BUSH LIBERALS!!! They do not fool anyone, cept idiot liberals! we NEED/MUST HAVE/GOTTA HAVE if we are to survive the evil left, A STRONG WILLED, HEAVY FISTED CONSERVATIVE, WHO IS WILLING TO ROUND UP ALL SUBVERSIVES, ALL LIBERALS, ALL UNION THUGS, THE ACLU, ALL COMMIES AND SOCIALISTS, EVEN GOING AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION(OBAMA DOES IT EVERY DAY!!!), YES, ROUND THEM ALL UP AND SEND THEM TO THE SOCIALIST COUNTRY OF THEIR CHOICE! AND WITH THE COMMUNISTS IN HOLLYWOOD WHO WANT COMMUNISM FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT THEMSELVES OF COURSE, GIVE IT TO THEM FULL FORCE! TAKE THEIR PROPERTY AND GIVE IT TO THE POOREST, MOVE THESE FOOLS INTO GOVERNMENT HOUSING, AND WHEN THEY GET $20 MILLION FOR A MOVIE, TAKE $19 MILLION AND PUT IT IN THE TREASURY(EXACTLY WHAT COMMUNISTS WOULD DO!), WE WILL SEE HOW LONG THEY BLOW THEIR COMMUNIST HORNS! THIS IS OUR ONLY WAY OUT. OBAMA THE COMMUNIST IS DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE TO US RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND, PLOTTING TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY. WTFU!!
Ah, yes. Yes indeed. It's people like bigdave who help us understand the true American spirit.