Jeb Bush to Speak at GOP Convention: Should GOP Feature George W. Bush?

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Republicans announced that Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, will address the GOP at its presidential convention scheduled for late August. The brother of President George W. Bush and son of President George H. W. Bush enjoys support from conservatives and Floridians alike. The Republicans can benefit by energizing their base and winning the battleground state of Florida.

Democrats just announced that President Carter will address the DNC despite his criticism of Obama's human rights record. Many Democrats feel skeptical about having Carter speak in prime time because Carter lost re-election in a landslide to President Ronald W. Reagan.

Should the Republicans feature President George W. Bush at their convention? President Bush, the 43rd president, won re-election in 2004. President Obama ran a successful campaign in 2008 against John McCain by attacking Bush policies. Obama could try to link Mitt Romney to Bush and the recession.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will be on the rostrum as speakers during the Republican National Convention.

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  • ConLibFraud 2012/08/17 01:48:42
    Enough of the criminal mafia Bushwackers!!!!
  • Steve 2012/08/17 01:44:06
    If he speaks at the convention we may get more of those great moronic quotes, which I love. :)
  • Ken 2012/08/15 22:33:03
    Get away from all the Bushes.
  • Libertys Martyr 2012/08/15 18:24:17
    Libertys Martyr
    No, he primed the pump of overspending and executive branch expansion that Obama is now using to do the same but at an accelerated rate.
  • Striker 2012/08/15 14:01:30
    Give it up, RINO's. America has had enough Bushes and enough Obama, and it's time to plant some damn trees. Go the hell out and learn something about Liberty and Principle.
  • CrazyDeen0 2012/08/15 13:33:59
    Sure I would love the amusement one more time
  • Pronatalist Pronatalist 2012/08/11 03:23:20
    Pronatalist Pronatalist
    Whatever for? The lousy performance of Bush, helped Obama supposedly get elected, even though he wasn't born in this country, and wasn't eligible to run for "President." That's why I omit the title of "President," because Obama is a phony, and not our "President."

    Besides, 9-11 was an inside job, that probably implicates Bush and Cheney. To let Bush speak, is to wish for the GOP to continue to lose elections. If the GOP hopes to win, they should let Ron Paul speak.

    BTW, the liberal Bush-bashers, would have a lot more credibility, if they would also bash Obama, for the terrible The Great Obama Depression. Looks so far, like they are stupid Dumbo-crats.
  • ConLibF... Pronata... 2012/08/17 01:51:19
    Well said!
  • KAREN JAMES 2012/08/11 02:37:26
    No Bush...is the best Bush.
  • Tarheel 2012/08/10 18:08:41
    I read that George W. Bush declined to come to the convention. I guess it's a moot point.
  • lauren dull 2012/08/10 06:47:08
    lauren dull
    I'm sure he wants NOTHING to do with it.
  • PaulBot415 2012/08/10 06:13:15
    it should feature Ron Paul!
  • Libertarian Right 2012/08/10 00:27:43
    Libertarian Right
    I'd prefer it if the entire Bush family would just shut the f**k up. The very idea that any Bush be given a forum at the covention after the damage they (and the entire "neo-conservative" movement) have done, is just more evidence to me that the Republican Party is intentionally self-destructing.
  • Pistol Pete 2012/08/09 21:56:15
    Pistol Pete
    He can only speak Texas Eubonics. He makes up words and massacres others. If his Daddy wasn't CIA Director, Senator and Vice President, Bush, jr. would not even have graduated from High School.
  • explorer1618 2012/08/09 21:46:46
    Yep have will get a Yah Buddy out of the deadhead group of brainfarts !
  • charles nelson 2012/08/09 21:41:57
    charles nelson
    Hell, we had eight years of him and most of this county didn't hear it. Can't hurt. Besides he's had time to think, we all are able to change, aren't we.
  • voice_matters 2012/08/09 21:24:04
    shows the party is united.
  • Pm voice_m... 2012/08/10 04:43:47
    Jeb should of ran for President.
  • Blank B... Pm 2012/08/11 12:09:42
  • Pm Blank B... 2012/08/11 20:19:01
    HOw do you expect to be taken seriously when you say things like Anti-christ
  • Blank B... Pm 2012/08/11 23:28:53
  • voice_m... Pm 2012/08/11 17:21:07
    he had said 2016 would be when he woud consider it
  • Pm voice_m... 2012/08/11 20:18:33
    Then we would have to deal with Obama for 4 more years. Not that Romney is much different, but at least Romney isn't going to raise taxes and energy costs.
  • voice_m... Pm 2012/08/12 02:51:09
    i still find it hard to believe there are so many ignorant people out there. go look at his record as governor. if congress is congtrolled by the libs and they raise taxes and energy costs romney will sign it. he has shown nothing as governor to show he wouldn't
  • Pm voice_m... 2012/08/12 19:20:56
    Ya, he only vetoed twice I believe one of the was something to do with stem cell research. All other vetoes were the line-item veto which he lost 700 out of 800. So those 700 were Romney basically signing the bill because he knew the lib controlled Mass wouldn't overturn a bill they created.
  • voice_m... Pm 2012/08/13 13:34:40
    if he isn't willing to veto it to show it is a bad bill then he signs it showing nhe supports it. sorry i will never vote for obamalite
  • Pm voice_m... 2012/08/14 02:48:06
    That is why I am not sold on Romney.
  • voice_m... Pm 2012/08/14 14:46:22
    newt was the only true republican running.
  • Pm voice_m... 2012/08/14 18:44:23
    Ya and the only one of the candidates who accomplished party unity and bi partisanship all at the same time using his leadership to make sure the lib bills didnt pass through congress.
  • voice_m... Pm 2012/08/14 18:47:17
    actaully he did allow lib bills to pass the house to gain their support for the bills he needed passed. stop acting like a lib.
  • Pm voice_m... 2012/08/15 04:00:14
    Sure he made compromises, its what I meant when I wrote "bi partisanship"
  • voice_m... Pm 2012/08/15 14:25:56
    when you can figure out what you really believe about newt come find me. tired of the lib flip flop. either he passed lib bills or he didn't. make up your mind
  • Joe The Economist 2012/08/09 20:42:20
  • voice_m... Joe The... 2012/08/09 21:24:40
    ignorant libs will be blocked
  • \V/ 2012/08/09 20:13:18
  • Blank B... \V/ 2012/08/11 12:10:30
  • \V/ Blank B... 2012/08/11 16:26:59
  • pantagruella 2012/08/09 20:06:06
    George W Bush was an amazingly funny man. During his eight years in power he was minded too closely to allow his genius out. It would be ace to see him again.
  • voice_m... pantagr... 2012/08/09 21:25:46
    ignorant libs blocked
  • Jesse J... pantagr... 2012/08/14 21:00:14
    Jesse James
    Did you mean to say he was absent minded and as a result his comedic impression as a president could not come out fully. I fully agree with you there. Block that voice_m......lol

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