conservatives oppose Jeb Bush

Horowitz: Cruz Schlongs Trump, Trump Schlongs Jeb

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Nobody has really attacked Trump from the right and exposed his lack of command of both the Constitution and conservative values.  Cruz finally did that last night and Trump was left sputtering.  He was lacking any good come-back lines for the first time in the race.

Jeb Bush’s falling star

Joan Vennochi, The Boston Globe

A recent Public Policy Polling survey has Bush at 5 percent in New Hampshire. That puts Bush behind Trump, with 27 percent — and also trailing Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Carly Fiorina. In the good news department, Bush is still ahead of Jim Gilmore, a former governor of Virginia, who registers at less than 1 percent — and was the only other candidate to show up at a recent AARP event.

Jeb Bush is Touting the Endorsement of Kermit Gosnell’s Unindicted Co-Conspirator

Leon Wolf, RedState

Read the Grand Jury report from the City of Philadelphia Grand Jury that indicted Gosnell. Read how, again and again, they point out that abortion ghoul and convicted murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell was allowed to operate for so long in the dark because the State Health officials were instructed by Governor Tom Ridge not to actually conduct inspections because Tom Ridge wanted to protect his pro-abortion creds.

New book spells more family drama for Jeb Bush

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post

A former president is rarely publicly critical of another former president — especially by way of a tell-all book. Even more rarely has one president been the father of another. And those categories have never intersected. Until now.

The Not Ready for Prime Time Bush

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

It‘s widely believed among high Jeb supporters that Mr. Trump—“The Gong Show,” as they call him—has kept Mr. Bush from rising. But Mr. Trump isn’t the problem, he was the revealer of the problem: Jeb just isn’t very good at this.

Why Jeb Bush’s campaign has gone so wrong

Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

Bush family patriarch George H.W. Bush is alarmed, bewildered and irritated, the New York Times reported over the weekend, that his son Jeb is doing so poorly in a Republican presidential primary battle dominated by Donald Trump. The 41st president summoned his son George W., the 43rd president, Jeb and Bush money men to Houston for meetings Sunday and Monday to sort out what has gone so wrong that Jeb is now cutting staff.

It’s make or break time for Jeb Bush

Ed O'Keefe and Matea Gold, The Washington Post

Jeb Bush is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida governor needs to demonstrate growth in the polls over the next month or face serious defections among supporters.

Jeb Bush vows to come out swinging in next U.S. Republican debate

Steve Holland, Reuters

Initially stung when Trump, 69, pinned the "low-energy" label on him, Bush is taking a two-prong approach, joking about it and showing more fire on the campaign trail. He plans to take a more aggressive tack at the debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The Problem with Jeb Bush

Crystal Wright, The (UK) Telegraph

Jeb’s got the money and political dynasty but he doesn’t have the message. Jeb’s biggest problem is he thinks he’s entitled to the nomination.

Jeb Bush Tea Party Conservative?

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press

Casting himself as a tax-cutting, passionate government reformer, Jeb Bush drew merely polite applause Friday from thousands of the nation’s most-active tea party conservatives gathered at the Americans for Prosperity summit.

Jeb: Who You Walk With Tells Us Where You Stand On The Social Issues

As for who Jeb Bush walks with, well as we explained in our articles “Jeb Bush’s Bizarre Group Therapy Campaign” and “Jeb Bush, John Boehner And The Anti-Reagan Republican Establishment” no Republican candidate for President has a staff less friendly to the traditional values agenda than does Jeb Bush.

Bush girds for debate smackdown with Trump

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

Since announcing his presidential bid last month, Donald Trump has thrown haymakers at a variety of candidates, but he’s gone after Jeb Bush with particular zeal. He has called the former Florida governor a “total disaster,” has asked “How the hell can you vote for this guy?”

Hey Jeb: Illegal Aliens Committing An “Act of Love” Killed These Innocent Americans

What Jeb Bush called “an act of love” has cost thousands of Americans their lives, the sanctity of their persons and billions of dollars in lost property. Jeb Bush can take all the personal offense at Donald Trump’s comments he wants, but all the self-righteous indignation he can muster will not bring back any of the thousands of Americans killed by the open borders policies that he, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support.

Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years of Personal Tax Returns

AP

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans to release 33 years of his personal income tax returns today, including before and after his two terms as Florida governor.

Bush's case against Marco Rubio

Chris Moody, CNN

The decision of whether to support Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio was one Florida Republicans hoped they'd never have to face. But now that both are seeking the White House, longtime Republicans here have been forced to choose between a Bush, a 62-year-old governor they deeply admire or Rubio, a 44-year-old senator they believe has a bright future in national politics.

The Limits of Jeb Bush's Compassionate Conservatism

Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

If Jeb Bush wants to prove that he’s different from his brother, he has an odd way of showing it. In the video that accompanied Monday’s announcement that he’s running for president, Jeb declared that, “The barriers right now on people rising up is the great challenge of our time” and that “my core beliefs start with the premise that the most vulnerable in our society should be in the front of the line and not the back.” Sound familiar? It should. It mimics George W. Bush’s presidential announcement, right down to the mangled prepositions. 

Why Does Jeb Bush Want to Be President?

Jeet Heer, The New Republic

To work so hard for so elusive a goal, most candidates need the fuel of personal ambition combined with an ideological agenda. Bush seems to be lacking in both. Hillary Clinton hopes to break the ultimate glass ceiling, Senator Bernie Sanders to push the Democratic party to the left, Senator Rand Paul to re-orient the Republicans in a more libertarian direction, Senator Ted Cruz (among many others) to be the new Reagan. No such overarching fusion of personal and political destiny is evident in Jeb Bush. He’s running, it seems, because his wealthy supporters think that there is a vacuum in the GOP. 

Bush’s Uninspired Announcement Speech

Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

The content of Jeb Bush's announcement speech was not terribly interesting. It contained the usual railing against lobbyists and “pampered elites” that we have come to expect from these speeches. This is standard, uninspired stuff, but it is made even more ridiculous when it is delivered by the scion of a wealthy family and would-be heir to a presidential dynasty. No one seriously believes that Bush intends to combat the culture of lobbying in D.C., and it is a given that he is the favored candidate of “pampered elites” everywhere. 

Jeb Bush’s Bizarre Group Therapy Campaign

Instead of assembling a political juggernaut that would crush all rivals, Jeb Bush has engaged for the past six months in a bizarre group therapy session with the American people and Republican primary election voters. We hope after his annoucement today Bush will stop torturing us with his insecurities about his family and his place in history and get down to explaining how someone with his positions and record plans to run a campaign on, as he put it “new leadership that takes conservative principles and applies them so that people can rise up.” 

Clinton vs. Bush Inspires Fear, Loathing

David Catanese, U.S. News & World Report

"Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, on the key important issues, they are two peas in the same pod," Rush Limbaugh said on Dec. 17, the day after Bush signaled he would seriously explore a candidacy. He playfully and mischievously pitched that the two should run as a ticket, rather than as opponents.