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Carville Sees Bush as GOP’s Nominee—Jeb, That Is

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Posted on Oct 16, 2007
CNN debate panel

Political analyst James Carville shocked the crowd at CNN’s America Votes 2008 gala by suggesting that Jeb Bush would be the Republican nominee. According to the Ragin’ Cajun: “There is nobody in this field who can rally the Republican Party; he’s the only person in America that can do it.”

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By dihey, October 20, 2007 at 9:46 am Link to this comment

I understand that the GOP wanted Jeb and not George to run in 2000.

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By rodney, October 19, 2007 at 5:37 pm Link to this comment
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By tyler, October 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm Link to this comment
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It only makes sense that Jeb get the nomination.  The work that started decades ago to get the government to the state that it is in isn’t going to be in vain.  They’ve worked too hard to simply relinquish power now.  If jr. doesn’t move on iran and declare marshall law, suspending an election, Jeb will get the nomination, and the useless dems will sit idly by, like they now do, reaping whatever kickbacks they reap now to keep quiet.

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By rage, October 18, 2007 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment
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Does Poppy have enough money left after Junior’s fiasco to lease 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue another 8 years for Jebby? The GSA is keeping the deposit Poppy put down to lease the place for Junior. The family reputation alone, after Junior, is going to make it real hard for Jebby to get lease references.

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By mark, October 18, 2007 at 9:06 am Link to this comment
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James, I agree. would you please join his campaign.

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By George, October 18, 2007 at 6:24 am Link to this comment
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Jeb as the GOP nominee would put the Terri Schiavo issue front and center.  This would be great for the Dems.  Polls showed Floridans strongly opposed Jeb on this issue.  Jeb might easily lose Florida, and thus the election.  Further, Jeb cut taxes on the wealthy when he repealed the intangibles tax (a property tax on stocks, bonds, and similar investments) while raising the sales tax.  That opens him to populists attacks, especially with most of the American public expressing opposition to continuing the Bush borrow-and-spend fiscal policy.

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By Chris, October 17, 2007 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment
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Please have Jeb Bush run. PLEASE. The country is about as sick as it can be of W., and we’ve got almost a year and a half to live with this god-awful Bush/Cheney White House.

No one wants to hear the name “Bush” anymore than is necessary, but if you inject ANOTHER Bush into the spotlight for an additional 11 months, until the election is over, well, he’d be so soundly defeated we’d never have to worry about another Bush getting elected.

The good news is, Jeb probably realizes his chances of ever becoming Pres., now or in the future, are impossible, given the nightmare his brother has given the country.

I was never crazy about Bush the elder, but looking back on his time in office, he at least knew what was going on in the world, was a realist and a world traveler, not a neocon-influenced fanatic with a messianic complex like his son.

It has to be a sad time for his father…

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By thomas billis, October 17, 2007 at 4:16 pm Link to this comment
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Why not Jeb Bush?At least the republicans stand for something.I have changed my voter registration to independent.With some more evidence of the democrats ballessness I may become republican.Why not?At least hate is a real emotion.Instead of the drip drip drip of disappointment.It is so frustrating the jacket I am in.In order to punish gutlessness I must vote for the fascists.My feeling is that the Democratics will only become responsive to the people they represent if they lose.If they win gutlessness will only be reinforced.Somebody please give me a better solution.

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By samuel burke, October 17, 2007 at 10:37 am Link to this comment
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what a joke that would be. my take is that the bush dynasty has been sullied for generations to come. george is an idiot and this is from an ex zealous supporter who is glad to have discovered that his ex party has been hijacked by neocons and sad to also discover that the oppostion party offers no hope of being a safe harbour.

we (america) are doomed to the failure of empires, our currency is under attack and our leader are rudderless and captive to the interests of corporations and other more nefarious intellectual ideologues whose plans can not be thwarted because they are so intertwined with the holders of corporate interests that they are practically one and the same.
internationalist win and americans loses her place in the sun.

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By mary, October 17, 2007 at 7:06 am Link to this comment

One can only imagine the incredible arrogance of the Bush family if they think Jeb could ever be president after the damage that family has done to our democracy.  And as for James, it’s time to hang up the old cowboy hat.  I always found James to be smart and entertaining, however his wife’s total loyalty to this admin is troubling.  After all the damage, how could anyone still carry this bucket of water.  Times have become much too serious and it’s time for this couple to retire.  Goodbye James…......

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By nate, October 17, 2007 at 6:42 am Link to this comment
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I kind of hope he does get nominated.  There’s no way he can win with that last name.

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By Verne Arnold, October 17, 2007 at 3:00 am Link to this comment

Remember the movie 2001…the chimps….the pile of bones….

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By vet240, October 16, 2007 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment

That’s whats wrong with our media at all levels.

Namely referring to James Carville as a “political” analyst.

Carville is a Republican hack who wouldn’t get any milage except for people like Rupert Muduck.

Further, do you realize how much you can better clarify the role of people like Carville by just changing one letter in the word “analyst”.

Change the “Y” (which is where this is going) to an “I”. That’s right (another Freudian pun), leading to the word “Anal-ist”.

Which explains Carvilles real mission in life. To get into your er…bidness.

Oh, and the name bu$h politically speaking should be down the toilet unless we’ve all gone totally out of our minds.

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By Douglas Chalmers, October 16, 2007 at 7:29 pm Link to this comment

Republicans trying desperately to re-invent themselves but looking as much like a bunch of (male) gorillas as ever. But note that the white males there seem compelled to speak over the top of a black man making a point.

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By QuyTran, October 16, 2007 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment

This nation will be upside down with this clown as Republican nominee.

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By 911truthdotorg, October 16, 2007 at 5:44 pm Link to this comment

My God. I would hang myself from the nearest tree.

And hot off the presses:

NIST Admits Total Collapse Of Twin Towers Unexplainable

Implicitly acknowledges controlled demolition only means by which towers could have fallen at free fall speed.

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