I have read in the newspapers, the internet, and saw on the television where Mitt Romney, one of the Republicans running for his party’s nomination, has picked up a couple more endorsements. Most notably, from most of the Bush family; former President George H.W. Bush, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
The majority of the Bushes coming out for Romney, at this point, is an attempt to bring the party together, stop the candidates from tearing each other apart any farther, and crown the Republican Presidential candidate; however, with no endorsement as of yet from President George W. Bush, things could still get interesting when Texas has its say. It appears GW is taking a page from Jeb’s play book, and waiting for his state to vote before he endorses anyone. That may change though, even before this article gets printed. I have done two re-writes, on this entry, as the drama continues to unfold. The fact that Jeb Bush did not endorse Romney before the Florida primary is proof enough for me that his support is for party cohesion, and GW’s may be too.
I have never seen a more sorry-looking, and sounding bunch of folks running for President, as are those in the hunt for the Republican nomination. Can’t they do better than this? The only one making any sense is Ron Paul, and he is on the wrong ticket. Paul should be on the Libertarian ticket, since most of his ideals are from that camp. I would probably vote for him, if he would get that Republican title un-attached from his name.
Let’s face it, the Republicans have fielded the weakest group of candidates in the history of their party. We have their front runner shooting off his mouth about liking to be able to “fire people”, and “not” being “worried about the poor”, for starters, and the rest of the bunch are equally not ready for prime time either, except Ron Paul, who is confused as to which party he belongs to.
Moreover, I do not think President Barack Obama has done as bad a job as people said he would do. I remember hearing the radio talk show hosts, Bortz, Limbaugh, and Hannity, amongst others, saying, in effect, America would cease to exist if Barack Obama became President of the United States. Did it happen? Hell no! Now we have Bortz, Limbaugh, and Hannity making their careers off of saying absolutely terrible things about everything the President does. There are other talking heads on the radio, and television doing the same, but these three have really turned up the heat of the political discourse. If anything, the trio of Limbaugh, Hannity, and Bortz are creating an atmosphere where any Republicans in Congress trying to compromise with the Democrats, are held up to ridicule, and can pretty much kiss their future political prospects goodbye. I have heard this trio, Limbaugh especially, saying he wants the Republicans in Congress to not compromise with the Democrats so that President Obama will be defeated. Since when has obstructionism been the way to move the business of America forward? I could go on about the intentions, of the framers of our Constitution, but I will save that for another post, and just say we have a bicameral legislature, and a two-party system, built for compromise, to move this great nation’s business ahead.
The jury is still out on President Barack H. Obama. Many people do not agree with the health care bill he signed into law. Now the Supreme Court is testing its constitutionality, as requested by the several of the States Attorneys General, in accordance with the Constitution of The United States of America. This is what is great about America. If the law, or part of it is unconstitutional, the courts will strike it down. At least give President Obama credit, for trying to do something, to help those with no insurance. We are heading to a health care crisis if nothing is done. If this law fails the test of the Supreme Court, let’s not forget the issue, and allow people no access to proper, and preventative healthcare. This is America, certainly we can come together on a plan to help those who need it most.
President Barack H. Obama has done some other things that have surprised me in a good way. He has been astute in foreign affairs, and I foresee the Iranian nuclear situation being resolved while he is President, either this term, or next, if he is re-elected. If he is not re-elected, he may very well resolve the Iranian problem before leaving office. Iran has much to worry about whether Obama wins, or loses. The only thing Obama has going on right now that could really hurt his chances for re-election, are the gas prices which are getting ever so higher. Perhaps the market will correct itself like it did the last time prices went over 4 bucks a gallon, but sooner this time. Personally, I do not want to see another election held hostage by gas prices. No matter what any of the candidates for President say, they cannot make the prices of gas lower. The prices went down the last time, in part, because Americans cut back on driving, creating a glut in supplies. When Obama was sworn in, gas prices were less than 2 bucks a gallon. I do not think we will see those prices, but I do believe the American people have it in their power to drive the price down by cutting back on driving. The oil exporting nations need us to buy their oil, and if we cut back driving dramatically, creating a glut, they will lower the price; just as they have in the past.
We will see how it pans out. BTW, I am neither Democrat, nor a Republican. I have the choice here in Florida to be listed as “No Party Affiliation“, and that is what I am.
P.S. Could Jeb Bush wind up as the Republican Presidential, or VP nominee?If the Republican Convention is brokered, YES! Oh my, I do not know about the rest of America, but I have Bush fatigue; the Bushes are not a monarchy entitled to the Oval Office, and I hope Jeb would use his Florida smarts to decline any place on the ticket.
I am rushing this to post, sorry for any typos. I tried my best.
- George W. Bush wanted brother Jeb to run in 2012 (cbsnews.com)
- Mitt Romney Endorsed By George H.W. Bush (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney (newstatesman.com)
- Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney For President (inquisitr.com)
- Jeb Bush Plans To Remain Neutral (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Jeb Bush endorses Romney, calls on party to unite (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Jeb Bush eyed as latest ‘white knight’ candidate in GOP presidential race (guardian.co.uk)
- George Bush Wanted Jeb Bush To Run For President In 2012 (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Jeb Bush Warns GOP Over Extreme Rhetoric (miami.cbslocal.com)
- Kissinger vows to China: “Jeb Bush Will Be Next President” (davidblum61.wordpress.com)
- A Florida Bush Stays Silent, and to Many, That Says a Lot – New York Times (nytimes.com)
- Despite Mitt wins, both sides eye Jeb (politico.com)