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If Jeb Bush is the Republican Candidate for President, I’m Out

If Jeb Bush is the Republican candidate for president, I’m out.

And I don’t think I’ll be the only one.  According to reports, and assuming it was a fair election, some 4,000,000 conservatives simply refused to vote for Romney.  Between this and Obama’s use of the IRS to target Tea Party groups (more than one way to steal an election!), Romney had a slim chance of victory in the 2012 election.  For myself, I sucked it up and voted for him, but not because of anything all that redeeming in him, but because the alternative was an unspeakable horror.  Nonetheless, even with a Romney victory, I would have been pessimistic about the ultimate fate of the United States of America.  In spirit, I was with the 4 million conservatives who sat out the presidential election.

This time around, assuming the opposing candidate is your typical political animal (such as Clinton), if Jeb Bush is the candidate representing the GOP, I will not be casting my vote for him.  I’ll be thinking long and hard about whether to vote at all.

News article:

Despite some groaning about a possible Bush-Clinton sequel, there’s plenty of reason to think voters will simply take a breath and size up the primary election candidates on their merits.

“It’s all about alternatives,” Zelizer says. “If that’s the best choice available, people will get over it.”

Not this time.  Not me, anyway.

 

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3 Responses to If Jeb Bush is the Republican Candidate for President, I’m Out

  1. Yeah, that’s what the GOP expected of Romney, and look what happened. Guess it’s going to take a few more elections for them to realize if they don’t truly support conservativism, than conservatives just won’t support them no matter the alternatives (especially when it doesn’t seem like an alternative at all).

    I’ve been of the same mindset for awhile. Being raised in a household where voting is a civil duty and the argument ‘if you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.’ But the more and more I watch the government, I’m less and less convinced of participating in a process that is so constantly more about ‘who’s the least worst choice’ instead of ‘who’s best to represent me’ like I want.

    Especially when more and more evidence proves that nothing truly changes by casting your vote through the system, as the last budget action by Obama and the GOP showed.

  2. To be honest, I find the idea of either another Bush or another Clinton pretty repulsive. More than a hint of the dynastic, or the monarchic, which the American Revolution was supposed to have rightly repudiated.

  3. Ah, how I pine for the noble principles that were supposed to have been obtained by the American Revolution!

    For some reason, I still don’t get notifications from my own blog when comments are posted. Oh well.

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