National Politics - 2016

Jeb Bush: Skipping Iowa?

GOOD “STRATEGERY?” OR A SIGN OF WEAKNESS? || By FITSNEWS || Establishment “Republican” frontrunner Jeb Bush could skip the 2016 Iowa “Republican’ Caucus and focus his initial 2016 efforts exclusively on early-voting New Hampshire and South Carolina, a new report suggests. According to Buzzfeed‘s McKay Coppins, Bush “does not plan to…


|| By FITSNEWS || Establishment “Republican” frontrunner Jeb Bush could skip the 2016 Iowa “Republican’ Caucus and focus his initial 2016 efforts exclusively on early-voting New Hampshire and South Carolina, a new report suggests.

According to Buzzfeed‘s McKay Coppins, Bush “does not plan to seriously contest the first-in-the-nation caucuses – and may ultimately skip the state altogether.”

However Coppins’ own story quotes a ranking Bush advisor as saying “nobody with any shred of authority or proximity to (governor) Bush (is) suggesting that, should he decide to run for president, he skip or ignore Iowa.”

Bush has yet to formally announce his presidential campaign, although “First in the South” polls in the Palmetto State have shown him to be among the top two early favorites.  In New Hampshire, Bush is also at or near the top of the polls – including a survey released last week by WMUR TV 9 (ABC – Manchester, N.H.).

In Iowa, however, an early May Quinnipiac University survey showed Bush in seventh place with only five percent of the state’s likely GOP caucus-goers supporting him.  Bush also announced earlier this week his intention to skip the summer straw poll in Iowa – an event which has previously served to help narrow the GOP field.

Oh, and inflate candidates like this …

This website has consistently opposed Bush’s candidacy … although we did praise him for his support of academic freedom.  And for his recent rebuke of a crony capitalist slush fund (one supported by so-called “conservativeMark Sanford).

Anyway …

Is skipping Iowa a good idea politically?

Well, the Hawkeye State has picked social conservatives in back-to-back cycles – Mike Huckabee in 2008 and Rick Santorum in 2012 – and with Bush languishing in the polls, it makes little sense to expend considerable effort on a state he’s unlikely to even come close to winning.

According to Coppins, Bush’s advisors “believe he can afford to perform poorly in Iowa as long as a fifth-place finish isn’t covered in the media as a hard-fought defeat.”

These advisors say Bush’s supporters “would focus on a strong performance in New Hampshire, and save their resources for later primary contests, when many of the other contenders will be strapped for cash.”

That’s a gamble …

In fact, that’s the identical strategy pursued in 2012 by liberal “Republican” Jon Huntsman – who did not campaign in Iowa and then dropped out of the race following a third-place finish in New Hampshire.


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TroubleBaby May 14, 2015 at 9:21 am

Jeb looks like a serial killer in this photo.

He’s just a few drone strikes away from joining the esteemed ranks of such.

fc May 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

You really are sad.Serial killer? ISIS lover much?

Bushwacked May 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

The Bushes may be the most prolific serial killers our country has ever produced. Bush Jr created ISIS, dumb fuck.

fc May 14, 2015 at 10:17 am

lol…we got a Muslim in the wHite House that invites Radical Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR into his ‘mosque’ (wHite House 2008-2016) and all you got is Bush created ISIS?

fc May 14, 2015 at 10:30 am

Praise Allah and the prophet Muhammad!

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

Obummer created ICIS by leaving Iraq defenseless against them. After all they were only the “JV team.” George Bush had it right. AGAIN

sparklecity May 14, 2015 at 3:35 pm

You forgot to mention that the PM of Iraq ordered us out after “Obammer” (who I NEVER voter for) refused to kiss his ass by allowing our troops to be subject to Iraqi law.
If “Obammer” had kept a sizeable force in Iraq, you and your ilk would be bitching that he caved into the Iraqi PM’s demand that US troops be subject and punished under Iraqi law for any infraction – real or imagined. Either way the hard right would still be bitching
The hard right is so fucking brain dead. Now wonder they drink the kool-aid and eat the peanuts out of Rush Limpballs shit.
BTW: fuck the far left too!!!!!!!!

Jeb Childers May 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

Some folks calls it murder, I calls it winning hearts and minds, mmmhmm.

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

When you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

jimlewisowb May 14, 2015 at 9:26 am

I am protesting

From this day forward our beloved Gypsy Queen Governor’s photo should never be published unless it shows her wearing her hooker boots

GQ’s assets over a fine pair of dead suckling pigs is this State’s biggest asset

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

Ah Jeb, the obvious choice. He’s got all the money, all the endorsements, and will be rammed down the Tea Party necks. And he’s lost some weight – now he just needs some new shirts and a better tie.

fc is brilliant May 14, 2015 at 9:59 am

Saw poll today where Jeb is leading Hillary…weakest candidate already defeated Hillary…LMAO…Hillary is stuck at 45-47%….she can’t win…

fc am smrt May 14, 2015 at 10:32 am

???? ????

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 11:21 am

Yeah, saw that too – but 1% point – guessing that FOX News Poll was inside the margin of error – eh?

Nikki Off, by Slim Fast May 14, 2015 at 10:05 am

Judging by this picture, Jeb still has about 180 more pounds to lose.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

FITS’, and Rocky’s candidate, already conceding…Wipe that S#!t off your mouths…LMAO…

What are you going to do now???…switch to Gary “Global Warming is Real” Johnson?…again…

The Free World May 14, 2015 at 11:22 am

Flag as incoherent

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 11:33 am

So, are you still pumping Jeb as the GOP candidate???…or do you agree this Iowa pull-out looks bad for his chances?
No rhetoric, just a civil conversation about Jeb?

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 11:44 am

His PAC just raised $100 million. He just recruited John Boehner’s spokesman. He has recruited all Christie’s doners. The establishment is behind him. He graduated college!! He’s conducting Spanish language interviews. Hey, he’s running, he’ll get the nomination, and he may or may not beat Hillary. As we saw in 2012 with the GOP field, Iowa was insignificant in selecting the nominee – and by his not participating it actually reduces the legitamacy of the winner. You can say – “Congratulations – you won the nutjob caucus.” And since Walker is obviously going to win Iowa anyway – why even bother. Just move on to NH. This primary run for the GOP will probably go through end of April before there is a winner.

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 11:46 am

And I have no misconseption that Hillary somehow wins. The power in party after two terms typically loses the White House. Rarely does it retain it. Only happened two times in the last 80 years, FDR to Truman, Reagan to Bush 1. It’s the legacy race. I will predict this, turnout will be really low.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 11:54 am

You’ll always show us who scares the S#!t out of you…and you should be scared…you’ve F*#ked up the country…and everybody, except the most-ignorant, knows it…

PS: Rocky: does your DNC-Obama Campaign check stop if FITS goes dark???…or will they transfer you to another website to spread your futile Bull-S#!t???…LMAO…

You’re actually one of the VERY FEW jobs Obama created…so be proud of that…

fc May 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Rocky having another bad day…HHS under investigation for fraud in giving out subsidies for Obamacare…George Stepacommunist/ABC caught giving money to Clinton Foundation and Rubio getting support from this BILLIONAIRE…

“Oracle’s Larry Ellison to host fundraiser for Rubio

Politico? – 1 day ago

Marco Rubio now has another billionaire in his corner: Oracle … Ellison, who has a net worth of nearly $54 billion, hosted afundraiser benefiting the National Republican …”

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

American’s don’t elect short balding me. Sorry.

fc May 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm

They elected a American hating Muslim whose wife says stinks and has body odor…

Michelle Obama says Barack has Body Odor – YouTube

Oct 5, 2008 – Uploaded by artifishalMichelle Obama tells Glamour magazine that Barack Obama is kicked out of bed because he stinks!

Short and bald is ok.

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Oh, I thought that was GT’s wife.

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

The scandals are voluminous..and Obama does not care…it’s the Democrat Party and Hillary’s problem now…

He’s laughing his @$$ at those F*#king idiots for electing him, and then aiding him in destroying the Democrat Party….Barry and Michelle will be fine at a million a speech for the next 40 years….

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm

“No rhetoric, just a civil conversation about Jeb?” This is your idea of a civil conversation? Just go FYS.

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 11:39 am

Morning Pope Hater. Did you want to explain to us how Catholic CCD classes are demonic teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood – or just accuse the Pope of child molestation?

GrandTango May 14, 2015 at 11:56 am

I can tell when you Dumb@$$#$ get lazy and want to quit…you pick some lame-@$$ theme and repeat it…because you’ve gotten your @$$#$ kicked on your Bull-$#!t…LMAO…and you know it…

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Don’t worry, God will probably forgive you.

RogueElephant May 14, 2015 at 10:56 am

It’s great to see the establishment candidate going down in flames. Now which conservative do we want ?????

Rocky May 14, 2015 at 11:30 am

Rick Perry – GT told me so.

sparklecity May 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Don’t matter to me I’m going to vote for Jeb or Christi in the Republican primary (just cause I can) and then vote 3rd party in the general election!!!!!

sparklecity May 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

I was a Huntsman supporter and hope he runs as an Independent.
Huntsman or the ex-govenor of new Mexico (Michaels??) would make a fine president.
They are the only ones with common sense and credentials to boot!!!!!

Deo Vindice SC May 15, 2015 at 8:23 am

We gotta have at least 2 wars going on. He is the man for the future.

BrittanyCKrueger May 16, 2015 at 4:23 am

???????$77 /hr on the computer@md19//




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