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And So It Begins... 'Jeb Bush Announces He'll 'Actively Explore' 2016 Run' - NBCNews

Jeb Bush Announces He'll 'Actively Explore' 2016 Run
Carrie Dann - NBCNews
First published December 16 2014, 7:08 AM

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday that he will "actively explore" the possibility of a presidential run in 2016.

Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush and the son of President George H.W. Bush, announced in a Facebook post that he decided to take the step after spending Thanksgiving with his family.

"As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States," he wrote.

Bush also said that he will establish a leadership PAC -- a political fundraising organization -- in January.

"The PAC's purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans," he said.

The preliminary move gives Bush the ability to raise money to dole out to other candidates, although it doesn't herald a formal candidacy just yet. In past cycles, a handful of candidates - like Republican Haley Barbour and Democrat Evan Bayh -- have made similar moves but ultimately decided not to mount a full-blown bid.

But the announcement will signal to donors...

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Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/jeb-bush-announces-hell-actively-explore-2016-run-n269226




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Reply And So It Begins... 'Jeb Bush Announces He'll 'Actively Explore' 2016 Run' - NBCNews (Original post)
WillyT Dec 2014 OP
morningfog Dec 2014 #1
Initech Dec 2014 #6
DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2014 #8
DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2014 #8
Initech Dec 2014 #11
DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2014 #12
City Lights Dec 2014 #15
nichomachus Dec 2014 #2
Autumn Dec 2014 #3
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2014 #4
Initech Dec 2014 #5
Ykcutnek Dec 2014 #7
polichick Dec 2014 #10
MADem Dec 2014 #13
deutsey Dec 2014 #14
Autumn Dec 2014 #16
femmocrat Dec 2014 #17
MerryBlooms Dec 2014 #18
Jamastiene Dec 2014 #19
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2014 #20

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:27 PM

1. It makes me physcially ill to imagine a Clinton v. Bush race in 2016.

 

What the fuck is wrong with our country?

Is it that we lack any creativity or ability to move in a new direction?

Or is it that the dynastic families have such a hold on the country through their ties to deep pockets no one else can get a shot.

Disgusting to think this may be how 2016 turns out.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:50 PM

6. If it's between those two, I'm moving to Canada.

Fuck it, I'd be done. Been watching and fighting the BFEE for the last ten years, can't take another two terms.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:55 PM

8. You better have $800,000.00 to invest in a Canadian business, ergo;

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:55 PM

8. You better have $800.000.00 to invest in a Canadian business, ergo;

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:02 PM

11. Uh unfortunately I don't.

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:07 PM

12. Any developed nation is going to require an immigrant to bring cash and lots of it to invest...

Unless he wants to wait on line or can prove he or she has irreplaceable skills that can't be done by a citizen.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:22 PM

15. Me too.

Been there, done that.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:33 PM

2. Wars of the Roses all over again.

Two branches of the same family fighting tooth and nail to rule.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:38 PM

3. Seriously. Who didn't expect this shit sandwich?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:43 PM

4. While I suspect Jeb (and his crew) ...

 

Has done the math ... Cheney and Rove are making it immeasurably more difficult. And that's a good thing.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:47 PM

5. Probably seeking pardons for George and the evil Dick.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 01:51 PM

7. Bush versus Clinton...

 

2016 will be the definition of monotony.

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Response to Ykcutnek (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:00 PM

10. Same money. Same ptb. Just pretending to be two parties.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:11 PM

13. He must have gotten rid of the girlfriend!!! nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:21 PM

14. I think there's a typo in your title

"Jeb Bush Announces He'll 'Actively Explore' 2016 Ruin"

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:24 PM

16. Will Cheney be appointed to 'pick" Jebs VP ? As often as he has been on TV I have begun to

wonder. What better way to make sure everything is buried deep.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:39 PM

17. Oh geez...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:41 PM

18. Makes me nauseous just thinking about it. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 02:44 PM

19. Nooooooooooo!!!

We don't need any more Bushes anywhere near the White House. Please make it stop. Please no. I don't think I will survive another damn Bush as president. I barely survived the other two.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 03:33 PM

20. You just keep exploring, Jeb - maybe you will get lost on your way.

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