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Offline Rapunzel

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Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« on: January 16, 2014, 04:47:22 PM »
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/barbara-bush-family-presidents-102286.html

Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties

   
'If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for higher office, that’s silly.'

By JOSE DELREAL | 1/16/14 4:20 PM EST

Don’t expect former first lady Barbara Bush to be hosting any “Jeb Bush for President” fundraisers anytime soon.

In an interview airing Monday on C-SPAN as part of the channel’s First Ladies series, the Bush matriarch says she isn’t too keen on Jeb making a presidential bid, citing her belief the country should look beyond just “Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes.”

“If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for higher office, that’s silly. Because there are great governors and great eligible people to run,” Bush said in the interview. “There are a lot of ways to serve, and being president is not the only one, and I would hope that someone else would run.”

The former first lady, while giving her son Jeb Bush a strong vote of confidence, said, “[T]here’s no question in my mind that Jeb is the best-qualified person to run for president, but I hope he won’t,” she said. “There are other families. I refuse to accept that this great country isn’t raising other wonderful people.”

The full interview will air Jan. 20 at 9 p.m.
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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 07:12:17 PM »
Don’t expect former first lady Barbara Bush to be hosting any “Jeb Bush for President” fundraisers anytime soon.

In an interview airing Monday on C-SPAN as part of the channel’s First Ladies series, the Bush matriarch says she isn’t too keen on Jeb making a presidential bid, citing her belief the country should look beyond just “Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes.”



Oh, we are looking. Believe me, we are.
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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 08:43:41 PM »
She is a wise woman.

Stay out da Bushes.
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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 09:28:13 AM »

Yeah, right! Good one, Barb!

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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 09:34:53 AM »
Yet people keep voting for them.  We either have the biggest dumb-assedness voters on the face of the earth - or there is deeply entrenched voter fraud going on.  Or both?

Actuallly, there are a lot of other good candidates out there - but our ultra-corrupt media/state system bulldozes anyone down that isn't part of the existing system. 
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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 09:43:07 AM »
Yet people keep voting for them.  We either have the biggest dumb-assedness voters on the face of the earth - or there is deeply entrenched voter fraud going on.  Or both?

Actuallly, there are a lot of other good candidates out there - but our ultra-corrupt media/state system bulldozes anyone down that isn't part of the existing system.
Name recognition, money and ability to win over the kingmakers in Iowa (King Corn and Baptistland), New Hampshire (Mass. Dems.) and SC are what makes a contender these days.
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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 11:03:01 AM »
She clear that with the Clintoons and the Dead  Kennedys?
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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 11:08:20 AM »
Yet people keep voting for them.  We either have the biggest dumb-assedness voters on the face of the earth - or there is deeply entrenched voter fraud going on.  Or both?

Actuallly, there are a lot of other good candidates out there - but our ultra-corrupt media/state system bulldozes anyone down that isn't part of the existing system.

I'd say we have the biggest dumb-assedness voters.

EC and I had this discussion on another thread, I think, in a lot of people, there is a desire for royalty. I don't understand it, but look how Americans swoon over the British royals. So, American voters create a de facto kind of royalty.

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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 11:12:36 AM »
I call BS. Why are they grooming this guy?

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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 11:17:31 AM »
I call BS. Why are they grooming this guy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_P._Bush


I forgot about him. I doubt Barbara Bush will still be alive if and when he decides to run. I hope he doesn't, at least in my lifetime. I couldn't stand the MSM attacking him all the time, even if he does a good job.

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Re: Barbara Bush: No more political dynasties
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 12:07:42 PM »
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