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GOP Senate kill shot: Connie Mack endorsed by former Gov. Jeb Bush.

Most endorsements don't really mean much in a political campaign. We blog them because they're indicative of a certain aspect of a candidate's campaign and constituency.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't one of those endorsements.

He's a big effing deal in Republican circles. There's a reason guys like Rep. Connie Mack and former interim Sen. George LeMieux call themselves "Jeb Bush Republicans." Not "George Bush Republicans."

Too bad for LeMieux that Mack is getting endorsed by Jeb Bush, whose son Jeb Bush Jr. is solidly in Mack's camp already. If Mack's name ID and double-digit lead weren't enough to polish off LeMieux, this is the kill shot. To quote Othello before he strangles Desdemona: Put out the light, and then put out the light.

Jeb Bush presided over one of Florida's most-prosperous periods and had strong poll numbers throughout his tenure. The Republican candidates for president would have died to be endorsed by him in the just-ended GOP primary. Sure, Jeb has relatively soft immigration stances (considering the state of the GOP) and recently criticized the tax pledge of Grover Norquist, who said the former governor doesn't know how the"game" of Washington is played. But stances and comments like that are what make Bush such an attractive figure in politics and media.

Here's the press release:

“Connie Mack is the principled conservative that the people of Florida deserve representing them in the U.S. Senate. Connie has the courage, conservative values, experience and determination to confront the tough issues facing our nation. We must return conservatives to the majority in the U.S. Senate.  Connie is the person Floridians’ need in Washington working with Senator Marco Rubio to reduce our national debt and limit out-of-control spending.”
 
Thanking Governor Bush for his endorsement, Mack stated:
 
“I am truly humbled to receive the support of Governor Bush, a man whose service and dedication to this state serves as an example to anyone in public service. His tireless efforts on behalf of Florida’s children, particularly in the area of education, are unmatched, and his strong support in communities across Florida is a testament to his leadership ability. It is an honor to call Jeb Bush a friend. I thank him for his support and his leadership, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him in the months and years ahead.”
 
Governor Bush’s endorsement follows a series of conservative endorsements for Mack, including Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Governor Luis Fortuño and a growing number of the Florida Congressional delegation.

 

 

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whasup

Well of course ...

being a scion of one of the ruling clans in our politics--if not the premier ruling clan--it's only natural that Jeb would endorse another munchkin from a fellow ruling clan.

And you thought, the concepts of nobility, inherited right to rule, political nepotism, and aristocracy
went out when our founders establishmed our great democratic Republic, didn't you?

Saving Florida's Future

What does Jeb like most about Cornelius?
Is it his history of bar fights and road rage brawls?
Is it his multiple arrest record?
Is it missing the most House votes of any Congressman?
is it his jet setting multi-state residency?
Is it his rumored philandering and adultery?
Is it his middle school speech level?
Is it his experience as a events planner for Hooters?
Is it his BS pandering to extreme right wingers contrary to his voting record?
Or is it just his Name?

Connie has skated by his whole life getting away with things you and I would go be in jail over, never working hard, partying like the snot nosed son of a big wig politico and now thinks he has enough experience/baggage under his belt to become the State's next Senator????

Geez really weird the son of one good ole boy might endorse another.

GMAFB

GOP has serious issues.

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