The American Presidency is an office that goes beyond just politics. It requires of its occupant great fortitude and humility and the temperament and strong character to deal with the unexpected challenges that will inevitably impact our nation in the next four years.
Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character. He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution. And, he is not a consistent conservative. These are all reasons why I cannot support his candidacy.
Hillary Clinton has proven to be an untrustworthy liberal politician who, if elected, would present a third term of the disastrous foreign and economic policy agenda of Barack Obama.
In November, I will not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but I will support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels, just as I have done my entire life. For Republicans, there is no greater priority than ensuring we keep control of both chambers of Congress. I look forward to working hard for great conservatives in the Senate and House in the coming months.
As Sen. Ted Cruz slowly emerges as the Republican’s only possible “anti-Trump” candidate, word comes that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will endorse Cruz today citing the “divisiveness and vulgarity” of current front-runner Donald Trump.
Cruz, in New York City on Wednesday, planned to celebrate with a victory lap of three network morning shows. The endorsement comes 32 days after a beaten Bush dropped out of the GOP presidential race, and eight days since Sen. Marco Rubio abandoned his own quest after being rebuffed by Bush, his fellow Floridian and one-time mentor.
Bush says in a statement to be released by the Cruz campaign: “Ted is a consistent, principled conservative who has demonstrated the ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests.”
“For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies,” the statement continues.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has closed up shop after a dismal showing in the first three contests to be the 2016 Republican candidate for president.
A distant 4th place showing in South Carolina yesterday – getting only 8% of the vote – sealed Jeb’s fate.
Prior to South Carolina, there were poor showings in New Hampshire (4th place with 11%) and Iowa (6th place with only 2.8%).
Many pundits say it was just the wrong year for such an established political name. I personally felt no one wanted another Bush in the White House again after the sad state his brother left the country in back in 2008 losing over 700,000 jobs a month.
As it turns out, the Bush campaign doesn’t own jebbush.com. The domain name is owned by a company called Fabulous.com Pty Ltd., an Australian company that helps people monetize their internet domain names. The site was apparently created on Nov. 19, 1997 and updated on Oct. 20, 2015, according to a domain registration search.
Both Jeb Bush’s and Donald Trump’s campaigns have denied involvement.
The Bush campaign also doesn’t own www.jebbushforpresident.com. That domain name is owned by a gay couple encouraging readers to “have a Chat, Share Viewpoints, and Learn from Each Other.” Jebbushforpresident.net is an anti-Bush site created by “a loyal Florida Republican in the hope of saving the Republican party from supporting Jeb Bush for President.”
Seriously. He couldn’t even register his own domain. How is he going to be president?
Mr. Bush finished a fiery riff about protecting the country as commander in chief — “I won’t be out here blowharding, talking a big game without backing it up,” he said — and was met with total silence.
“Please clap,” he said, sounding defeated.
The crowd laughed — and then, finally, clapped.
As most folks know, Bush was once considered the easy front-runner in the early days of the Republican nominating process.
In an attempt to scare GOP voters with a Hillary Clinton win for the White House, Jeb Bush puts up this ad with an imagined election victory by Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, ending with “Dont’ panic – it’s not too late to change the future.”
The interesting thing about the ad is – the sun is shining, Hillary looks great, and the crowds are happy. Is this supposed to be a “negative ad?”
Hillary should take the first 90% of this and use it herself.
If I was Jeb Bush, I’d be firing some folks today.
According to the latest Gallup U.S. Daily poll, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has seen his net favorable rating among Republicans drop a precipitous 28 points to a sad -1. He currently has a 44% Favorable rating versus his 45% Unfavorable rating.
That means Bush has the worst Net Favorable rating in terms of major political players in the GOP race.
Donald Trump comes in with 35% Unfavorable rating, second only to Bush. Think on that one for the current front runner – 35% of what should be his base have a negative view of him.
Interestingly, Sen. Ted Cruz has the lowest Unfavorable rating with only 16% of Republicans viewing him in negative terms.