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I have always thought Jeb Bush would be a good candidate for president, but I also thought it might be a Bush too far. Mr. Hillyer’s essay brought to mind several other advantages that he brings to the fight. He’s married to a Latina and is fluent in Spanish. You might remember his son who gave an address at the 2004 convention. I can certainly see him speaking on his father’s behalf to that community…in fluent Spanish. (I’m and “English First” person, but reality is what it is…) His education reforms have produced some good results. He has certainly had his trial by fire in several major disasters. And, any Republican who has maintained some conservative principles through two terms of a semi-blue state as Florida now is, must be considered a success.p>Yes, a Jeb-Newt ticket. That’s worth voting for. br> — John Jarrell br> San Antonio, Texas /p> p> Sorry guys. I don’t care how good Jeb Bush is, I’m not voting for another Bush. The presidency isn’t anybody’s family business. And one Clinton was one too many. I’ll sit it out if those are my choices. br> — William L. Roughton, Jr. br> Fairfax Station, Virginia /p>
As a lifelong conservative and straight-ticket Republican, I would love to see another Bush in the White House. The only problem with that scenario is that Jeb may be justifiably reluctant to trust conservatives. While not rhetorically challenged like his father and brother he has witnessed firsthand how conservatives stabbed them in the back despite their conservative records (a close examination of facts and not political myth reveals they governed in the Reagan tradition). How can he trust a conservative movement that is fractured, frenzied, fickle and feckless?
In the case of George W. Bush he’s governed to the right of conservative icon Ronald Reagan on taxes, government spending, national security, fighting terrorism, Supreme Court nominees, pro-life and pro-family issues and even the borders, but he’s still lambasted by self-described Reagan conservatives who are either blithely ignorant of or retroactively falsifying Reagan’s record to the detriment of the conservative movement Reagan championed and led.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?