What is Jeb Bush up to? Writing Op-ed’s with Newt and now endorsing Mitt?
March 21st 2012 The Florida Patriot
Former Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Candidate Mitt Romney today following the Illinois primary and is now asking all Republicans to fall in line and endorse Romney so he will have a better chance in November against President Obama. This primary has been particularly bloody for all of the primary candidates with some of the most brutal attacks in campaign history coming from the infamous Super Pac’s. One of the richest super pac’s to attack Romney in the primary has been Casino Owner Sheldon Adelson whose net worth is reported to be 24.9 billion. So Mr Adelson has donated 15 Million to Newt Gingrich’s Winning Our Future Super Pac, which has funded ads that have landed some punches on Romney’s campaign. It is quickly becoming mathmatically impossible for Newt Gingrich to win, short of a miracle for Newt it is time for him to go. Possibly the most easygoing Presidential Candidate Ron Paul joked on Jay Leno about the other 3 getting out of the race and if elected Romney making Mr Paul Chairman of the Federal Reserve so he could end his own job. Finally, we come to Rick Santorum, Rick has concentrated his campaign so much on religion, birth control and other issues he may not have noticed the 4 dollar a gallon gas as his campaign bus has been traveling America. In a general election Mr Santorum does not poll well at all versus President Obama, and with video of Santorum sitting on stage while a pastor proclaims that America is not for Muslims it is for Christians running the mainstream media, it will be hard for him to garner wide support.
Enter Jeb Bush, dream candidate of some in the Republican party to ride into the Tampa Convention in August to save the day, possibly with Vice Presidential Sidekick Marco Rubio. A Bush/Rubio or Rubio/Bush ticket, could this totally be out of the question? How about a Romney/Jeb Bush Presidential ticket to try and help Mr Romney in November? Is Jeb Bush totally doing this to help the Republican party in it’s time of need to stop the blugeoning of other primary candidates that has been occuring in this Presidential primary giving ammo to the Obama campaign? Secretary of State Jeb Bush would certainly not be out the question as nothing seems to be set in the Republican Presidential Primary except that Mitt Romney is quickly becoming uncatchable mathmatically.
Governor Jeb Bush served the State of Florida as a popular Governor from 1999 to 2007 and even had the backing of the Florida Professional Firefighters and Police Benevolent Association when he ran for election and he coincidentally spearheaded a 1999 law that fattened the pensions of police and firefighters. The lucrative pension provision was the first bill signed into law by the former two-term governor, much to the dismay of the league of cities. Cities had sought authority to use the growth in dollars flowing to them from state taxes on property insurance premiums to go into existing benefits or easing municipal pension liabilities. The 1999 law requires the growth in these premiums go only to additional benefits. Fast Forward to January 27th 2011 when Jeb and Newt Gingrich co-author a piece advocating Congress have a new chapter in the federal Bankruptcy Code that provides for voluntary bankruptcy by states, so they didn’t have to pay those nice police and firefighters their pensions that he increased in 1999. Writing Op-ed pieces with Newt Gingrich and now endorsing Mitt Romney? This leads me to ask “What is Jeb Bush up to?
Jeb Bush again this year and his nonprofit organization, the Foundation for Florida’s Future, have helped to fast-track a stream of legislation that could reset the education equation in Florida. The bills, moving steadily through both the House and Senate, could gradually shift the financial and competitive advantage away from traditional public schools to private schools and charter schools, which are often managed by for-profit companies. The other form of education Jeb Bush has been pushing is virtual learning schools. Isn’t it hard to get a date to the prom if you don’t attend an actual school? On the day of the Vote for the parent trigger bill Jeb Bush was working the no Votes very hard to try to sway Senators to change their minds and pass it.
Is America ready for the Bush trifecta, does Jeb Bush want the job? We will have to wait until the Republican Convention in Tampa for all to be revealed and The Florida Patriot will be there to report it, hopefully from the convention.