Janet from Gainesville, Florida writes:
NO–Jack– as a Native resident of Florida–Florida’s problems did Not all start since the economic downturn, and Charlie Crist. Our state has had problems for years, and were ignored by Jeb and his bunch. Remember Terry Shavio? Our state tax base needs a complete overhaul, and we need more jobs, besides tourism and construction. Our education system needs help, and it’s Not the FCAT and grading our schools. The country does Not need another Bush.
Deborah from Beaverton, Oregon writes:
So am I the only one who finds it funny that the leaders of the Republican’s new efforts to “reconnect” with the votors are, for the most part, a bunch of middle-aged, rich white men?
The Republican Party needs a major change in leadership right now. Instead of listening to the baby with a mike aka Rush Limbaugh they need to listen to the voters who voted for change in the past two election cycles. They need to realize that what they are doing is bad for their party, instead of becoming a bunch of southern boys with neo-conservative opinions they need to remember that they are a national party meaning they need to be able to mold their platform into something that everyone from different parts of the US can grasp to. That is what the Democrats did and if the Republicans ever want to have a say in anything that is coming out of both sides of Pennsylvania Ave. they should take note.
Yes, the Republican’s should listen to Jeb Bush. Remember, he’s the one Bush Sr. wanted to run for president, not George. Jeb is far more moderate, level-headed & experienced than his brother, and is very popular in his own right. The best way forward for the republican’s is to follow the lead of someone who’s been saying so in the first place, regardless of name. Some people held “Barak Obama” against the president too. A name, is just a name.
Jeb Bush would be a solid choice to steer the GOP….. right into a shallow grave where it belongs.
DJ from Round Rock, Texas writes:
Jeb is just stating the theme from moderate Republicans. I just don’t know if the far right will listen. The GOP can continue to push its fiscal conservative policies, but they need to leave the social issues alone, at least from the standpoint of changing or adding to the constitution. As long as they continue to just say no (I haven’t heard any real alternatives except less taxes and spending), they’ll make themselves irrellavent. I don’t believe in gay marriage, but I fail to see what harm it will do to me or anyone else. The party that wants government out of our lives, they sure are making a big push for the government to be in peoples bedrooms.