This kind of thing make me nuts. Just nuts. Jeb Bush, whom I like, just reportedly said that said that both Ronald Reagan and his father, George H.W. Bush, would have a hard time getting nominated by the more conservative voters in today’s Republican Party.
Free Republic has the story:
“Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad, they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party, and I don’t, as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground,” Bush said, according to Buzzfeed, which reported Bush’s giving the comments at the headquarters of Bloomberg LP in New York City.
Bush, a much-discussed contender to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, said he sees the ultra-conservative and partisan standards of today’s GOP as “disturbing,” but called “this dysfunction … temporary.”
Isn’t this assertion by Jeb more than a bit ridiculous as this party just nominated Mitt freakin’ Romney to be it’s candidate. And some are going to complain that we’re too right wing? Mitt freakin’ Romney people! We didn’t nominate Santorum! We didn’t nominate Bachmann! We nominated Romney.
I think Jeb’s hanging out too much with the moderates.