Will Jeb Bush Run in '08?
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This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog
At this point, I won't even buy Bush's Beans:
At CNN's America Votes 2008 Breakfast, the chief architect of Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential run predicted that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the Republican nominee in 2008.
Listen to your friend J.C., James.
But fellow CNN analyst and former Oklahoma GOP Congressman J.C. Watts disagreed with Carville, saying, "The conventional wisdom caucus, the establishment of the Party, pardon my English, but they ain't going to allow that to happen."
I have another name for it: Bush repulsion. Sort of the same feeling one would get if one were to consume an entire can of Bush's Beans.
UPDATE More on this story from Howie Klein at Down With Tyranny!
Yesterday at CNN's America Votes 2008 Breakfast, Ragin' Cajun James Carville predicted (again) that the Republicans will, in effect, give the Democrats (and Hillary) the biggest president they can constitutionally present... well, second only to a Cheney nomination: another Bush. Jeb, he pointed out was the governor-- he claims "successful governor"-- of a large state, enjoys the support of social conservatives, speaks Spanish (and he sort of does), and "he's somebody the party could rally around." Yeah... and his name is Bush, the most hated political name in the country and the world.
True, Republican voters are supremely uninterested in the pathetic bunch of pygmiesâ„¢, as Newt Gingrich famously termed the GOP field. "None of the Above" beats each of them in every Republican match-up. Carville says "There is nobody in this field who can rally the Republican Party; he's the only person in America that can do it." Could that be the reason that around 35% of Bush's high rollers haven't ponied up for any of the pygmiesâ„¢?
No. Two dozen have been donating to Hillary and other Democrats; others say they're sick of the war and the Republican malfeasance in both the Executive and legislative branches. Others are smart enough not to bet on a sure loser.
Matt Fong, a former California state treasurer, 1998 U.S. Senate candidate and two-time Bush Pioneer, said that after months of disappointment in the Republican Party, he had hoped to be recharged by the new crop of presidential candidates.