Jeb Bush Should Get Into Presidential Race, Top GOP Senator Says

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The Republican primary is officially in chaos now with Rick Santorum surging and topping Mitt Romney in some national polls. The former Pennsylvania senator is even leading in Romney's home state of Michigan, but some in the GOP establishment aren't quite sure Santorum is presidential material. One anonymous GOP senator now tells ABC News that if Romney fails to win the Michigan primary he'll publicly call for a new candidate. His preferred choice? Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, of course.

"If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate," the senator told ABC News.

ABC News says the senator has requested anonymity but describes him as prominent and, so far, neutral in the race.

"He'd be too damaged," he says of Romney, "if he can't even win in Michigan, where his family is from, where he grew up."

The senator also thinks both Santorum and Gingrich would lose 35 states.

When asked who he'd like to see get into the race, he says point-blank: "Jeb Bush."

Of course, Jeb Bush has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate even before his brother left office, but Bush has said time and time and time and time again he would not seek the nomination in 2012.

In any event, it's an unlikely scenario that would probably involve a controversial and brokered convention.

As for the identity of the anonymous senator? Marco Rubio would fit the bill, but 28 male GOP senators remain neutral in the race, about a third of which we could describe as somewhat "prominent." Perhaps we'll find out who it was if Santorum manages to hold onto his lead in Michigan.

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Ban abortion
Ban abortion

Jeb Bush would be perfect. He would prevent women from making their own decisions about their bodies. Jeb would demand that women who get violently raped by drug addicted men with AIDS be forced to live 9 months pregnant and then have the diseased baby.

Ned
Ned

How about someone who voted against the NDAA

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stirlingMemberRegistered: 21-6-2009Location: Mood: they are closinMember is on ATS now.P 3,357  F 772  S 4,037W 39  K 20member go to profileadd as friendmake rivalview postsview threadsposts in threadsend messageALERT!posted on 21-2-2012 @ 01:49 PM     this post    Clinton is earmarked for the world bank CEO.... She gets a holiday for a while....at our expense, and the boys get a staunch henchwoman in a serious position....not that shell have any freedom there to do anything but look like shes driving sort of..... I doubt if shell get tapped..... but hey, ya never know....till its over

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Clinton is earmarked for the world bank CEO.... She gets a holiday for a while....at our expense, and the boys get a staunch henchwoman in a serious position....not that shell have any freedom there to do anything but look like shes driving sort of..... I doubt if shell get tapped..... but hey, ya never know....till its over signature:

Barb
Barb

Fuck Jeb Bush and the rest of his scumbag family! 

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 People are sick of the Bush family brand and the world is moving away from them.

This is the kind of republican that makes the party undesirable

Lifequal
Lifequal

As a republican and a christian , I will vote my conscious and for the honorable man and leave the rest in God's hands . After all he is in control not the Republican Party. If they would honor the founding fathers and allow God to be God some good will come of this election. Please trust in devine providence and to not try to manipulate this election.

Robert Latchford
Robert Latchford

yet another article with no mention of Ron Paul - why are the mainstream media so biased??

Bebep
Bebep

That makes for a rather long slogan for his campaign though.

Bebep
Bebep

I stopped at "As a republican and a christian", but then I took a deep breath and kept reading.

Please for the love of your god, stop bringing up the founding fathers and religion. They would punch you in the face for that.

Religion: ruining countries since the beginning of time.

Bebep
Bebep

It's an article on a senator talking about how he wants Jeb Bush to run for president if Romney doesn't win Michigan.

Where in the hell does it even merit a mention of Ron Paul? Can we please stop using this mainstream media line....

NJ Curl
NJ Curl

JEB for Pres!  My first graders do not recall the BUSH LEGACY, but everyone else does.

Martin
Martin

Taking religion out is what has ruined the US, schools, children and society of today.

Bebep
Bebep

Pretty sure most little kids don't even know that they're celebrating Jesus' birth on Christmas.

And this still shows no proof that it's "ruined the US, schools, children and society of today" as Martin stated up there.

If anything, religion has dumbed-down people into not thinking for themselves and making logical decisions.

Bebep
Bebep

That's usually their interpretation of Freedom of Religion.

In reality, it's the freedom that INDIVIDUALS have to practice their religion.

And the freedom to not have it present in a public format since not everyone believes in your specific god. Especially in government, but half of our country is a bunch of brainwashed bible pushers.

It's sort of like this whole contraception issue and the insurance companies. They say it's an attack on their freedom of religion that they have to offer it to people.

Yet where is the freedom of the person's individual beliefs taken into account? They are paying for insurance, they should have the option like most insurances policies to be covered for it.

The freedom they seek is to force their religious beliefs on other people. Ironically, it is exactly what their argument on the issue... the hypocrisy is absurd.

Bryan J. Wells
Bryan J. Wells

Re-read what you just wrote: "freedom to worship as they wish".

Of course we know that you mean "freedom to worship as they wish, so long as it's the christian faith". If you didn't, then it's not an issue; as long as God is in the home, it's not necessary in school due to the fact that not everyone in school is Christian. Children (and everyone else) should be able to exercise the "freedom to worship as they wish". 

NJ Curl
NJ Curl

Americans have made commercials, movies and stories about little children in Xmas plays.  It is part of our culture.  It says something about who we are.  To deny crucial parts of our culture is to deny parts of a childs education in this country.  Now some place else they might kill goats to define who they are. But here the parents show up to see their child learn a part in the tapestry of life in America, thats education.

NJ Curl
NJ Curl

Martin you are so right.  People come here looking for freedom to worship as they wish.Now the original offerers of that freedom can not even have a Christmas play in the schools.  No good deed goes un turned.

Bebep
Bebep

Yes, it must have been the removal of religion, not a lack of education or terrible parenting.

Great argument.

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