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Jeb Bush 2016 Presidential Candidate Profile

Jeb BushPersonal Information

John EllisJebBush

Born February 11, 1953 in Midland, Tx to George H.W. and Barbara Bush. His nickname comes from his initials – J.E.B.

Family
Married his wife Columba in 1974, who he’s known since his teaching days in Mexico. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Education
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.

Civic Organizations
Volunteered with Miami Children’s Hospital, the United Way and the Dade County Homeless Trust.

Co-chair of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Co-founded the first charter school in the State of Florida: Liberty City Charter School, a grades K-6 elementary school

Established the Points of Light program in 2000 to recognize an “exemplary volunteer, organization, or person”

Religious Beliefs

Roman Catholic

Military Career

None

Civilian Career
1977 – Branch Manager and VP of the Caracus, Venezuela branch of the Texas Commerce Bank

1980-1986 Worked in real estate eventually becoming a partner in The Cordina Group

Political Career

1986-1988 – Appointed Florida’s Secretary of Commerce

1994 – Ran a failed bid for Florida governor

1998-2007 – Governor of Florida

Political Party Affiliation
Republican

Political Stances
Pro-Life

Questions the degree to which global warming is caused by man

For comprehensive immigration reform to include a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens

Opposed to Net Neutrality

Pro-Second Amendment

 

Publications

On The Web
All in for Jeb – 2016 Candidate Website
Jeb Bush’s Facebook Page
Jeb Bush on Twitter 

In The News

See All CDN posts tagged with Jeb Bush

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GOP candidates 2016

2016 GOP Primary Debate Schedule

This post will be updated if information changes or additional debates are scheduled, so check back regularly.

Time/Date Where to Watch Moderators/Format/Details
Fox News/Facebook Debate
August 6, 2015
9pm ET
Fox News Moderators: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace
Format: Candidates with top 10 finishes in 5 polls get in
Reagan Library Republican Debate
Sept 16, 2015
8pm ET
 CNN Moderators: Jake Tapper, Hugh Hewitt
Format: Candidates with at least a 1% showing in the polls will be split in to two tiers. Top 10 and bottom 10 and the debate time will be split between the two tiers.
CNBC Debate
October, 2015
TBD
 CNBC
  • Moderators: TBD
  • Format: TBD
FBN Debate
November, 2015
TBD
 Fox Business News
  • Moderators:  TBD
  • Format: TBD
Las Vegas Debate
December, 2015
TBD
CNN
  • Moderators:  TBD
  • Format: TBD

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th Republican Candidate for President [Video]

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Presidential elections on Wednesday afternoon.

The speech centered on his Christian faith, conservative values and included pokes at his opponents on both sides of the isle.

Governor Jindal becomes the 13th person to enter the race and his current standing in the polls show that his work is cut out for him.

GOP Candidate Poll ResultsJindal shares the 2% bracket of a recent Fox News poll with John Kassich, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki.

The first debate of the 2016 primary campaign will be on August 6th, 2015. Only the top 10 candidates will appear.

Jindal has indicated that he may not even try to enter the first debate and instead work a more grass roots campaign.

Jindal lost his first bid for Lousiana governor against Kathleen Blanco. But in 2007 he won the top seat and was re-elected with 2/3rds of the vote in 2011.

Jindal has taken up hunting, is a practicing Catholic and is now a candidate for the republican nomination for President of the United States.

Ballot Box Demographics

The 2016 Presidential Election campaign cycle started early this time around and perhaps those of us most interested keeping tabs on candidates are the nation’s older folk, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Seniors have always been keen on their voting rights, accounting for the lion’s share of voter participation, particularly in recent federal elections. Individuals in their fifties and sixties have consistently turned out in blocs that make up more than 50% of the ballots cast in key elections. Those over 65 years of age have accounted for nearly two thirds of the vote in some elections over recent years.

There are a number of reasons that as people grow older the more focused they are on their political leadership, not the least of which is the desire to protect the government programs they paid for in their younger days. Issues dealing with things like Social Security and Medicare are critical to them.

Fiorina Announces Presidential Bid

In a video entitiled “I’m Running for President”, Carly Fiorina steps into the ring as a 2016 Presidential candidate in the Republican primary.

The former Hewlitt-Packard CEO was on ABC’s “Good Morning America” yesterday where she said “I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works.”

Fiorina ran an unsuccessful Senate campaign against Barbara Boxer in 2010.

Carly brings even more variety to an incredible diverse GOP field. Black, Hispanic, White, Indian and now a female candidate.

The entire GOP field has but one realistic opponent to defeat in the general election – Hillary Clinton. Fiorina is able to go after Hillary without cries of sexism from the left.

Before going head-to-head with Hillary, the field still has to battle each other. With 18 months until the final vote, there is much time for any of these candidates to shine or implode.

Hilllary’s ‘Just Like Us’ Tour Shows How She’s Nothing Like Us

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign start was intended to portray the former First Lady as ‘one of us’, but it instead showed how wealthy and different she is from just about any of us.

Hillary Flying Coach - KindaMost recently, Hillary tried to show her ‘every person’ side by flying coach. Unfortunately, the rest of us don’t get picked up by a limo at the side of the plane. We have to go down to baggage… then wait… then get our bags… then wait… catch a rental shuttle or hotel shuttle.

Hillary tries to relate to Americans even though she hasn’t experienced everyday life in decades. Heck, the last time she drove a car “Macarena” was the #1 song on the radio and Tracy Chapman was still relevant. (That hurt just researching it.)

The Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Van tour turned out to be less grass roots and more of an overly-controlled photo-op. Heck, even in meetings with friendly operatives, phones were confiscated. She can’t even trust the loyal operatives inside the DNC.

Anyone that believes that a Clinton can run anything other than a tightly-controlled, guaranteed-result campaign, is in for a surprise.

The question is whether Democrats would rather pick their nominee or have her handed to them by the elites that control the party.

 

Rubio asked by Reporter to ‘Spit Rap Lyrics’

While being interviewed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio was asked to make a fool of himself.

The odd interaction started when the reporter said that he had “read in the Washington Post that your staff in 2010 was very impressed that you could spit rap lyrics.” And then asked if “we could get a demonstration.”

If nothing else, we did learn who two of Marco Rubio’s favorite new rap artists are.

The Coronation of Queen Hillary to Begin Sunday

Queen Hillary

Image Courtesy: Molli Nickell

The people have been so informed that the future Queen of America will announce her path to succession this Sunday.

Ah, the beautiful ceremony a royal crowning is to behold.

It is the pomp: props, decorations, music and the plumage – all so that the little people can rejoice in the coronation of their next Queen – Her majesty, Queen Hillary – direct heir to the throne of His Majesty, King Barack. The announcement cements the pre-determined succession of one royal leader to the next and begins the 18 month long journey the successor must take on her journey to become America’s next monarch.

The Republican candidates headed into the 2016 primary are many and varied, but the Democrat leadership chooses its candidates for their consituents – do they not believe that the common folk can choose the best candidate for the general election on their own?

The DNC will likely push some ill-fated, no-chance alternative to Hillary like V.P. Joe Biden,  Sen. Bernie Saders or Gov. Martin O’Malley just to show that the chosen one had earned her crown by battling it out against serious competition… or something.

The Republicans will have a cadre of suitors battling it out in debates and the media ensuring that the survivor emerges with blood, egg and stench on them while our future Queen steps forward unblemished and victorious having won against a clearly inferior challenger.

Her Majesty’s campaign has a set of guiding principles. Every guideline seems to scream “we know we’re going to get the nomination, but we just can’t act like it.” According to Fox News, the memo states the following:

“We Are Hillary For America.”

to give every family, every small business, and every American a path to lasting prosperity by electing Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States.”

“This campaign is not about Hillary Clinton and not about us — it’s about the everyday Americans who are trying to build a better life for themselves and their families,” the memo says

The memo concludes with a series of guiding principles that include:

“We are disciplined: driven every day by strategy, not tactics or one offs. We know there will be tough days, but we will bounce back and get back to work. We take risks, always measuring with empirical data to establish best practices.”

“We are humble: we take nothing for granted, we are never afraid to lose, we always out-compete and fight for every vote we can win. We know this campaign will be won on the ground, in states.”

“We are responsible: we always remember and appreciate the generosity of millions of people who invest their time and resources in Hillary Clinton and in us.”

It ends by telling recipients: “We are guided by Hillary’s bedrock values of hard work, service, fairness, and faith in the American Dream.”

The people certainly wish to understand this Royal Proclamation so we attempt some clarity:

Queen Hillary seeks to “give every family, every small business, and every American a path to lasting prosperity.”

Do most Americans look to their leadership to show them how they should make a living?

Americans used to expect the government to simply defend them, regulate inter-state trade, deal with foreign trade and resolve inter-state disagreements. Assuming that Americans want their leader to “give” them the path to prosperity assumes that the people are unable to make it on their own.

In return, Her Majesty only asks that Americans give her the crown that she so believes is rightly hers.

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