Jeb Bush’s Good Character

Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Jeb Bush was not my candidate. I’ve always felt that he’s an essentially good man, though I did not want him to be president this year. I am a conservative who believes the GOP needs a big shake-up, and whatever his admirable personal characteristics, Jeb represents Republican stasis. 

Campaign says Bush was 'mistaken' about NRA award

Ashley Killough, CNN

Bush frequently tells the story of being honored as National Rifle Association "Statesman of the Year" and being awarded a gun by Charlton Heston; except none of it is true.

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.

The Social Issues Make A Comeback & Carly Stands Out

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

From a marketing perspective the candidate who clearly improved their brand recognition and standing was Carly Fiorina. It remains to be seen out of whose market share Carly Fiorina’s inevitable rise in the polls will come, and while she may be a late adherent to the conservative agenda, Fiorina showed herself to be a fierce competitor with a knack for homing in on the discontents grassroots conservatives have with those they perceive as “politicians” and turning that discontent to her advantage.

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.

What Jeb and Hillary Have in Common

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

Jeb is a Democrat’s idea of what a Republican contender should be. Among Republicans of course he has some supporters, but the only really rabid pro-Jebbers I’ve met the past few months are former Bush 41 and 43 ambassadors who want back in the game. Of more immediate possible import, talks with Jeb donors suggest theirs was not passion money but canny financial bets placed when he was inevitable.

Did We Just Agree With Jeb Bush?

We’d like to be able to agree with Jeb Bush when he gets something right, and his initial criticism of granting birthright citizenship to “anchor babies” certainly looked like an opportunity to agree with Bush on something important. And the anchor baby phenomenon is important.

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.

Trump slams Bush for tying Asians to 'anchor babies'

Ashley Killough and Tom LoBianco, CNN

Donald Trump mocked Jeb Bush on Twitter on Tuesday morning after the former Florida governor dug himself into a deeper hole explaining his "anchor babies" comment.

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.

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton to Work a Shared Room at Urban League Conference

Maggie Haberman, The New York Times

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush will appear at the same event on Friday morning, as both address the crowd at the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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?”

Trump Added To CHQ Presidential Straw Poll – Vote Now

Is Donald Trump a conservative? Trump’s entry into the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, and his meteoric rise in the polls after his announcement speech attacking the establishment elite, such as Jeb Bush, for backing the open borders policies that have allowed millions of illegal aliens to stay in the United States has prompted an update of the CHQ 2016 Republican Presidential Straw Poll. To vote in the CHQ 2016 Presidential Straw Poll click this link.

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.

Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on Mexicans

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post

Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country. Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Jeb Bush’s Big Lehman Brothers Problem

Charles Gasparino, The Daily Beast

Jeb Bush says he released 33 years of tax returns this week because he wants to be the most transparent candidate to run for president in 2016. But if that’s really the case, why is he continuing to obfuscate some of his most lucrative and potentially controversial business dealings he had before announcing his candidacy like his work as an “adviser” for investment bank Lehman Brothers?

Jeb Bush to Release 33 Years of Personal Tax Returns


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.