11:15 AM, Feb 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jeb Bush will not be at next month's Conservative Political Action Conference. Instead, he'll be going on a "business trip."
"[W]hile the political landscape may have changed, Bush's public position on a potential presidential bid hasn't, at least so far. He's still refusing invitations to early-primary states for fear of setting off a media frenzy," reports National Journal.
"He also turned down an invitation to speak next month at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. The annual gathering of thousands of activists serves as a high-profile platform for potential presidential candidates—but Bush has a previously scheduled business trip."
Jeb Bush did speak last year at the gathering outside Washington, D.C. But this, according to Matt Lewis, it's about "scarcity." "We've reached a point where keeping a low profile is a wise PR strategy. (Always leave them wanting more.)," Lewis writes on Twitter.Chris Christie and other possible 2016 Republicans will be attending the gathering.
2:57 PM, Sep 18, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bobby Jindal is outraged over a Department of Justice lawsuit against a Louisiana school voucher program. The suit, which he (repeatedly) calls “cynical, immoral, and hypocritical” and the “worst misuse” of federal desegregation laws, aims to stop a program that allows poor students in failing schools to enter a lottery for a voucher to attend a better school.
12:29 PM, Aug 7, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The 2016 presidential primary season doesn't begin for another two and half years, and a new poll from Rasmussen shows there's no consensus among Republican primary voters about the preferred candidate. Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, leads the poll of 1000 likely primary voters with 21 percent support, while Florida senator Marco Rubio is in a close second with 18 percent support.
The business of immigration is more than business. Apr 15, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 29 • By PETER SKERRY
Immigration Wars has gotten a lot of attention because of its proposal to offer undocumented immigrants permanent legal resident status in lieu of citizenship—and because of Jeb Bush’s subsequent walking it back and expressing a willingness to support some kind of a path to citizenship for illegals. Just as noteworthy is the book’s critique of the bedrock of our immigration policy—family reunification—and its proposal to eliminate preferential visas for immigrant parents of U.S.
11:13 PM, Mar 16, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Jeb Bush writes that “America could be on the threshold of its greatest century.” Why? Well, here’s one reason he gives: “Technological innovation means that in the coming decades, driverless vehicles will flawlessly move people on highways, never getting lost, never having accidents.”
1:23 PM, Mar 30, 2012 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
With Mitt Romney leading the delegate race and the rapid coalescing of conservatives around him – Jeb Bush, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Paul Ryan with formal endorsements, and Jim DeMint and Pat Toomey with quasi-endorsements – there is increasing speculation about who the former Massachusetts Governor would pick as a running mate if he wins the Republican nomination.
12:30 PM, Mar 28, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former president George Herbert Walker Bush will endorse Mitt Romney in Houston Thursday afternoon, the Associated Press reports:
Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho says the two will appear together and speak to reporters.
Formal backing from the 41st president is another sign that the Republican Party is uniting behind Romney as pressure builds on challengers Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to leave the race.
11:15 AM, Jan 30, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
Jeb Bush’s decision not to endorse Mitt Romney before Tuesday primary raises three possibilities about the former Florida governor’s role in the 2012 presidential election.
10:44 AM, Jan 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Even former Democratic congressman Artur Davis wants Jeb Bush to run for president. "Enter the last dream date that Republicans may have at their disposal," Davis writes after listing some of the weaknesses on Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. "His name is Jeb Bush, and this time, there is a feasibility around the idea that seemed unthinkable months ago."
9:15 PM, Dec 14, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
My better half stumbles across some interesting reports from people in New Hampshire:
So a writer I follow who lives in New Hampshire just tweeted:
@publicroad: I live in NH & just got a robocall polling me about what I think about Romney vs. Gingrich vs. *Jeb Bush*.
Other folks are reporting the same polling is taking place in New Hampshire.