Jeb: Reagan Would Have Difficulty Getting GOP Nod
That’s an interesting comment since the GOP – including conservatives – appear to be coalescing behind Mitt Romney who, on his best day, is far less conservative than Ronald Reagan was on his worst day.
Once again the Country Club Republicans, headed by the Bush family, are declaring war on conservatives. You see, we are the enemy, not the Democrats.
It would be nice if Jeb would take the advice his mother gave Sarah Palin (shut up and go away) and take the 85 year old woman with the 125 year old face with him. No more Bushes ever!!!
Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida said his father, George Bush, and Ronald Reagan would find themselves out of step with today’s Republican Party because of its strict adherence to ideology and the intensity of modern partisan warfare.
“Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, similar to my dad, they would have had a hard time if you define the Republican Party — and I don’t — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement,” Mr. Bush said at question-and-answer session with reporters and editors held Monday morning in Manhattan by Bloomberg View.
“Back to my dad’s time or Ronald Reagan’s time,” he said, “they got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support that right now would be difficult to imagine happening.”
Mr. Bush’s comments help solidify his role as the Republican Party’s leading voice of moderation at a time when many in the party — particularly Tea Party adherents — are calling for ever-greater ideological discipline. And he continued a trend this campaign cycle of big-name presidential endorsers going off script from the campaigns they support. Mr. Bush has endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy.
Would today’s GOP nominate Ronald Reagan? In a heartbeat. George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush? Hopefully not.
Hat tip: New York Times