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Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind
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Source: Washington Times

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that it's time for the Republican Party to give up its "nostalgia" for the heyday of the Reagan era and look forward, even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election.

"You can't beat something with nothing, and the other side has something. I don't like it, but they have it, and we have to be respectful and mindful of that," Mr. Bush said.

The former president's brother, often mentioned as a potential candidate in 2012, said President Obama's message of hope and change during the 2008 campaign clearly resonated with Americans.

"So our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant. I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia and the good old days in the (Republican) messaging. I mean, it's great, but it doesn't draw people toward your cause," Mr. Bush said.

"From the conservative side, it's time for us to listen first, to learn a little bit, to upgrade our message a little bit, to not be nostalgic about the past because, you know, things do ebb and flow."

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  -Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind RamboLiberal  May-03-09 08:36 PM   #0 
  - Good idea, Jeb - he's dead.  TheCowsCameHome   May-03-09 08:38 PM   #1 
  - Good luck keeping the wingnuts and ron paul douchebags together  d_b   May-03-09 08:40 PM   #2 
  - A BUSH saying that the REAGANS should be left behind?  rocktivity   May-03-09 08:42 PM   #3 
  - THAT was funny! I needed the laugh. Score 1 for rockitivity! -nt  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:29 PM   #11 
  - amazing post  InfiniteThoughts   May-04-09 12:19 AM   #16 
  - They also  obliviously   May-03-09 08:56 PM   #4 
  - Funny JEB is talking about "leaving Reagan behind"  Best_man23   May-03-09 09:00 PM   #5 
  - I'll say it again - and flame away  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:35 PM   #13 
  - I'd agree with that.  closeupready   May-05-09 11:27 AM   #34 
  - Where is Octofish? Where was GHWB when JFK  goclark   May-04-09 09:16 PM   #26 
  - My word! I never knew that. Thanks.  No Elephants   May-05-09 09:49 AM   #28 
  - Heh. The Bush family is going to rescue the Repukes  Doctor_J   May-03-09 09:02 PM   #6 
  - More crap from the Bush Crime Family.  roamer65   May-03-09 09:15 PM   #7 
  - Bush is a crook who plans another coup?  farmboxer   May-03-09 09:39 PM   #8 
  - So we won't hear St Ronnie's name......  AKing   May-03-09 10:25 PM   #9 
  - Try sucking up to someone else  Gamey   May-03-09 10:46 PM   #10 
  - "...often mentioned as a potential candidate in 2012." ??? By whom?  Peace Patriot   May-03-09 11:33 PM   #12 
  - hopeful democrats?  dysfunctional press   May-04-09 09:28 PM   #27 
  - Good point. I've never heard anyone mention Jeb for President since Dummya's ratings first went  No Elephants   May-05-09 09:54 AM   #29 
  - Coming Soon (this month): Reagan's Entire Eight Year Presidential Diary  democrat2thecore   May-03-09 11:42 PM   #14 
  - They need to leave you behind too, Jeb!  Joe Bacon   May-04-09 12:14 AM   #15 
  - Seconded.  Owl   May-04-09 06:33 AM   #17 
  - Jeb Bush--PNAC  yellowwood   May-04-09 06:47 AM   #18 
  - one thing we don't need is another Bush in the picture.  bdamomma   May-04-09 07:11 AM   #19 
  - "even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election."  Javaman   May-04-09 09:43 AM   #20 
  - Yaas, Phase II of Poppy's rehabilitation. First, Shrub did away with Poppy's enemies (Saddam, Dan  UTUSN   May-04-09 09:51 AM   #21 
  - Time to pretend GOP policies didn't lead to the Bush Depression  Overseas   May-04-09 10:33 AM   #22 
  - Hmmm...I've read this plotline before  TrogL   May-04-09 03:35 PM   #23 
  - If you want to know what's wrong with Jeb and the republican party  Dappleganger   May-04-09 04:16 PM   #24 
  - Well if they don't have the rotting corpse what do they have?  DebbieCDC   May-04-09 06:42 PM   #25 
  - Just when you thought it was safe to discard your Bush to English dictionary,  No Elephants   May-05-09 10:06 AM   #30 
  - More crap from Jeb  demo dutch   May-05-09 10:55 AM   #31 
  - Maybe Jeb is looking to switch parties?  marshall   May-05-09 11:21 AM   #32 
  - Time to leave the earth behind: Can't Jeb go all Heaven's Gate?  callous taoboy   May-05-09 11:26 AM   #33 

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