Jeb Bush argues persuasively why he shouldn't be nominated
Jeb Bush really wowed me with his announcement speech for President. For one thing, it was in English, and I didn't even have to press one to hear it that way. For another, Bush made a strong, passionate argument explaining why he should not be the nominee of the Republican Party, and I for one was totally convinced. He's quite a persuasive speaker!
In his speech Bush (who, for some reason, doesn't like to be called by his last name, so, out of respect, I will just call him Bush), touts Florida as a great state that "looks like America." That may be true, but it doesn't look like America should be. There are large parts of Miami where English isn't spoken, huge populations of (dare I say it) Hispanic immigrants and/or illegal aliens who haven't bothered to learn English. This is not a model for America, and Bush, by telling people it is, is essentially telling voters who want foreigners to assimilate not to vote for him.
Bush repeatedly talked about the need to hasten economic expansion, calling for 4% economic growth. But such a growth rate is impossible when a country imports tens of millions of people with no skills, many of whom are illiterate in their own language, and many of whom end up on welfare. Bush is essentially telling people not to vote for him if they want economic growth. Did you listen to his announcement speech? He was incredibly convincing!
Bush has also called for "tougher enforcement of immigration laws," and given his views on amnesty, I am convinced that he would not vote for a candidate like himself who supported mass legalizations. Bush has also come out against government assistance for immigrants and requiring all of them to learn English. I think by repeatedly campaigning in Spanish, and having a whole version of his website in Spanish, presumably for voters who should know English, that Bush has persuasively shown that he not the candidate to vote for if you want everyone understanding English. Bush is incredible in laying out an argument and making the case for supporting someone else's candidacy.
Bush says that the government borrows too much money, but didn't speak out against the enormous TARP programs of his brother. He's never spoken out against repeatedly expanding the debt limit, or the thousand page Cromnibus budget bills, or any other big government programs. Bush is a clear role model for a candidate you should be voting for if no other candidate is running.
Bush also said that the Federal Government should have no role in education. I agree, which is why I am sure that Bush, a supporter of Common Core, which sets curriculums on the federal level, would not want people to vote for someone like him.
Bush criticized Obama for talking about the Crusades, in reference to the Middle East, when he said Obama should have been talking about "fantatics." Bush won't use the "I" word either, as in "Radical Islam." You really should have heard his speech--Bush is so tremendously charismatic, he said all the right things in all the right places to 100% convince me that he's not our guy!
Bush also said he was against same-sex marriage. I agree with Bush and and think we need to oppose candidates who say,
“I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections."
Bush said this, and I agree with Bush's opposition to candidates like himself who are seeking creeping legalizations of gay marriages.
Bush said he wants to protect the economy from excessive government regulation, and that we should oppose candidates who say things like
“The climate is changing, and I’m concerned about that... we need to work with the rest of the world to negotiate a way to reduce carbon emissions."
Bush said this, and I agree with Bush that we should oppose candidates like himself who would harm businesses with excessive energy taxes.
In short, I think Bush is the man we need to convince people that he is not the man that we need. I would urge people to volunteer with his campaign to help convince Republicans that he is not the right man to be nominated, and I wish him the best of success in his endeavors.
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