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Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' 2016 presidential bid

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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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LINK: www.cnn.com...



"As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States," he said.


Apart from his obvious heritage, both a son and brother to former Presidents...

What do we know about his history and political stances?

ATS members are typically more informed than the average voter, so let's figure out what we know and offer some opinions?

Just a few items to start it off...Obviously much more to examine in history and policy.

Born: February 11, 1953 in Midland Texas. 2nd Son to Pres. G.H.W. Bush and younger Brother to Pres. G. W. Bush.
Graduate of University of Texas, Degree in Latin American Affairs
Before Politics, he worked for Texas Commerce Bank (Founded by James Baker's family - Pres. Reagans Chief of Staff)
He spent time in Venezuela opening a bank for the firm.
After that moved to Miami and worked for a Cuban Real Estate Mogul, Armando Codina.



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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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Don't know much about him, had enough bushes though. So, no thanks. Had enough Clinton's too.




posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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God Help us, The Third Antichrist is near.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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He was Governor of Florida...

the possibility of his running is a symbol that nothing has changed in the USA despite 14 years of war and that our enemies are pathetic.

I suppose they did make us richer...which reminds me of this scene:



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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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I know that we keep getting to "vote" on the same 2 parties candidates. I know that it doesn't matter which side of the coin gets voted into office, because they both serve the same masters. I know that a Clinton vs Bush ticket is a predetermined certainty and has been probably since 2008.

I think we are screwed.


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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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It's like freaking Groundhog Day. Or a time loop. Or a damn conspiracy.
LoL!

We know he's a Bush, isn't that all that really matters in the scheme of things within the American political system? Bush, Clinton, Bush...

And we know he has strong ties with the Latino/Hispanic community, important for 2016 demographics.

And he's from the most dysfunctional, bizarro state, Florida....that's all I really need to know, BTW. Just no! LoL!

And to those who would argue I'm shallow and uninformed...really!? It's U.S. politics, that's the very heart of it.
Now show me another pic of Kim K's ass. Wait, no time, I'm off to play Candy Crush.




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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: Indigo5

No.





posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:07 AM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack

And we know he has strong ties with the Latino/Hispanic community, important for 2016 demographics.



Yes, he does...Apart from his degree in Latam Affairs and working for Latam Banks and Investment firms..



In 1971 in León, Mexico, where he was teaching English as part of a foreign exchange program, Bush met Columba Garnica Gallo. They were married on February 23, 1974, in Austin, Texas.[72][73]

They have three children:

en.wikipedia.org...

He brings the Latin vote. That plus obvious deep ties and history with Mainstream GOP through his Dad and brother, likely make him a prominent strategic pick for the Mainstream GOP in 2016.

The question is, how will he survive a primary where the far right base will demand a ferociously hard-line stance on immigration?

The strategy will be that the GOP will hope that the fringes of their party will fall in line, like they did behind Romney.

The question will be...faced with a 2nd Clinton, will the far right support a 2nd Bush as the better alternative..

So it looks like we are about to be fed a BUSH vs. CLINTON election...

Anyone spotting any potential 3rd party candidates that could disrupt the paradigm? Another Ross Perot?
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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:11 AM
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I'm on the fence with this one considering the Bush family's stellar record. The hope we were promised a few years back hasn't shown itself and who knows who'll take after the clown we have in power now.

Either way, we're all getting the business end of the stick in 2016.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: Indigo5

We know he is a Progressive republican. We know he will continue the same crap, just like Hillary would, just like Mitt would have and just like 0bama has.

Barf is all I say.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: Indigo5

"Sh*t. There goes the planet."



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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I knew one form or another of a Bush would surface again. I no longer exude energy into "politics" and debates as it's all pre-determined for us anyway. It's just too bad Lord Rothschild and co can't make decisions to better our country for ALL of us.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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It's already been decided...he is the next President. It does not matter who does or does not vote for him; TPTB have decided he is next; that is my opinion.

Right now...I don't know much about his history...it is certainly time to take a look.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: Indigo5

This Bush/Clinton monopoly on the Presidency is not democratically healthy.

Analyse this: Out of the hundreds of millions of U.S citizens what are the chances of 3 members of the same family achieving high office without there being a form of monopoly at work?

Some people have told me it is only because the Bushes and Clintons are wealthy enough to afford the costs of running. If that is so then this is again an affront on democracy.

It is not healthy chaps and chapesses. I wish policy was a determining factor, but it isn't.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: caladonea
a reply to: Indigo5

It's already been decided...he is the next President. It does not matter who does or does not vote for him; TPTB have decided he is next; that is my opinion.

Right now...I don't know much about his history...it is certainly time to take a look.


I agree with you. At the last election I was saying to people that Jeb Bush would one day be President it was that obvious. He could not have run the last race because he would probably have lost. This time he is sure to win.

Like you, I believe there is a process of deliberate predetermination at work.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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Politics:

Something people spend hours arguing about, reaching no final consensus and leaving everyone pitted against themselves instead of the political figureheads involved. Opium for the masses.

He said, she said, we said.....and nothing ever changes. Except the face. Why people, why? Is anyone really paying attention apart from venting their frustrations and dissatisfaction? I surmise not.



Exits political arena stage left...

I smell cookies, the real reason I stumbled into this thread! Ahem...
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posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: macman
a reply to: Indigo5

We know he is a Progressive republican. We know he will continue the same crap, just like Hillary would, just like Mitt would have and just like 0bama has.

Barf is all I say.


I'll give you a 30 second GOP strategy meeting on the matter...

"He is not conservative enough for the far right of our party and he has a long history of close ties with Latin America...including his wife!. How can we deliver the vote we need without the far right?"

"Half the far right might go 3rd party in protest and we will lose half the independents, but we GET BACK the Hispanic vote in full and by my math that will outweigh the losses amongst the fringe right of our party"

"Yah...but are people willing to vote for another Bush?"

"Well...for Conservatives...they will vote for another Bush before they do another Clinton! We need to manage the choice though. We need to talk to Rand and tell him to play nice during the primaries or there will be consequences. If we play this right we have Most of the Conservative Vote + Hispanics - Far Right and we gamble on who will hold their nose and vote for us anyways facing a choice between Jeb and Hillary"



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:30 AM
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One word,
Awwwwsome


Ok word is up.
The best thing to happen, total opposite of our current appeaser in chief, who only occupies a chair like he did in the Senate. He let the enemies of this country run rampant, reopened festering wounds in racial relations, and threw everyone that he hired under the bus along with having zero respect for the military.

The country is ready for the polar opposite again. Besides the Media is probably tired of butt cheek kissing mode and wants to play watchdog again.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: Indigo5

Good thing I am not a Republican. And great thing I wouldn't/didn't vote for a Bush, Warren, Clinton or 0bama.



posted on Dec, 16 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: lonesomerimbaud

I agree with you. At the last election I was saying to people that Jeb Bush would one day be President it was that obvious. He could not have run the last race because he would probably have lost. This time he is sure to win.

Like you, I believe there is a process of deliberate predetermination at work.


A while back in another thread (I forget which one) I said that it was going to be Hillary vs. Jeb...the writing in on the wall folks...it's a wrap. (Unless I am wrong...which may be).

Also...what I find slightly amusing is that CNN is acting all shocked and surprised that this is happening. I say...really? Come on now... who do they think they are fooling.



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