Jeb Bush Really Doesn't Want To Be Mitt Romney's Vice President

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Eh, probably not.
Conservatives tittered like giddy Limbaughs last week when Jeb Bush cracked open the door toward being a vice presidential candidate by telling Newsmax that he'd "consider" Romney's overtures if they came. Rubio may be the rising star, but some in the GOP still dream lustily about a return to the Bush legacy via the smarter H.W. son.

Well, this morning Jeb Bush is trying to crush those dreams deader than Rick Scott's drug testing plans. Numerous Bush confidants tell Politico that "he doesn't want the job," while Bush himself tells a Bloomberg reporter flat-out: "I am not going to be the veep nominee. Lay that to rest."

If Politico is to be believed, this isn't just the usual hand-wringing dithering over whether to jump into a heated presidential race. The site talked to "about a dozen Bush associates" who all said the ex-Florida governor just doesn't want to be vice president.

"I told him that he absolutely has to be among the top three for whoever the Republican nominee is," George P. Bush, his oldest son, tells Politico. "He said, 'That may or may not be the case but I'm not interested.' Right now, in his heart of hearts, he thinks there are other ways he can serve."

Miami Republican Ana Navarro was a bit more blunt (and pop culture-y!): ""I truly believe Jeb wants to be VP as much as anybody wants to be chosen to compete in 'The Hunger Games,'" she tells the site.

Romney clearly would take a serious look at Jeb. Despite all the brouhaha over Rubio, polls have consistently shown that he wouldn't help Romney much as a VP candidate in Florida -- a state many believe the GOP must swipe from Obama to compete in November.

Jeb, by contrast, consistently ranks well in his home state. (Possibly because every day of life under Rick Scott only makes the Bush years seem rosier.)

So if Mitt calls Bush tomorrow begging him to be on the ticket, will he really turn him down? We'll see -- if he doesn't, we promise to rub today's quote in his face.

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Villa_j
Villa_j

   If Romney picks John Elis Bush/AKA Jeb,he will not stand a chance of winning. Take notice to all the candidates that Jeb/ Potato Head Bush endorsed; Every one of them lost. Ever since this piece of Crap became governor of Florida the state has seen high insurance rates, high property taxes and high unemployment. Romney will be making a grave mistake if he selects this mean spireted ,arrogant, aristocrat.

CindyLou
CindyLou

We don't need another Bush..dynasty.  Rubio is the the conservative that Romney needs to win the states that don't like him...esp. those that almost went to Santorum.  A Romney Santorum ticket would smash Obama.

Tyler Read
Tyler Read

Jeb would hurt the Romney campaign, due to him signing the now-infamous Stand Your Own Ground law and due to the surname that he carries. If the next president would be a Republican, Jeb could earn a position as Secretary of State (or something along those lines) but I sincerely doubt that he is VP material.

Natalie
Natalie

Good for Jeb because we don't want him or any other member of his  despicable anti-American family near us. They only get two chances to loot, pillage, and ruin America and his Dad and retarded brother already did that.

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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

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