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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jeb Bush Criticizes GOP And Mitt Romney

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaking in Miami in January. (AP)

Is Jeb Bush pulling a Bill Clinton?

The former Florida governor seemed to be following in the former president’s footsteps when he went off-message Monday and criticized not only the Republican Party, but Mitt Romney.

Bush said that neither Ronald Reagan nor his father, George H.W. Bush, would fit in with today’s Republican Party because there’s no room for disagreement.

He also said Mitt Romney should change his tone on immigration. Bush said that Romney boxed himself into a corner during the primaries with strong anti-immigrant rhetoric. Bush advised that Romney should find another message that will help him court the growing Hispanic vote.

Bush has repeatedly said that he doesn’t want to run for vice president, and his recent statements may have cemented that position for him.

But political experts say that Bush may be setting himself up as the GOP centrist stalwart and for a potential presidential run in 2016.

Guest:

  • Christopher Rowland, Boston Globe Washington bureau chief

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  • J Frog

    “He also said Mitt Romney should change his tone on immigration. Bush
    said that Romney boxed himself into a corner during the primaries with strong anti-immigrant rhetoric”?….or “strong anti-ILLEGAL-immigrant rhetoric”?

  • Ted

    Is this another power play by Jeb to get back into the White House for the benefit of the Bush Crime, Fraud and Drug Family? I don’t see where Jeb would ever endorse Ron Paul for anything as Mr. Paul doesn’t represent the STATUS QUO of the ruling elite. 

    Back in January while Jeb Bush was in China along with the war criminal Henry Kissinger, the Chinese leadership was urging Mr. Kissinger to find a way to get Jeb  into the Oval Office, as they liked the Bush Family policies.
    Kissinger promised his Chinese host that most of these elections were rigged and he would do what he could to get another Bush into the White House.
    So let’s see what happens come convention time in  Tampa and see he Jeb Bush will become the “consensus candidate” among the Repugs and tell Mitt he’s a loser.
    Stay tuned for details. 

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