Bush endorses Rubio for U.S. Senate!
I received the following e-mail today:
Today I would like to let you know that I will be enthusiastically supporting my friend Marco Rubio for his bid for the United States Senate.
Florida and our country are at a crossroads. Not only in our economic life, but in who we are as Republicans.
My choice was a simple one: Marco Rubio represents the best in what our Party should strive to be and who it must engage – he is young, conservative, and believes in the principles of our Founding Fathers, that individual freedom and liberty are what makes our country great and always will.
Marco Rubio is a candidate who can help to bring our Party back on track by reaching out to our youth, entrepreneurs, Hispanics and those who believe that if you work hard enough, anything you dream can be achieved. With Marco, we have a great opportunity to elect a true conservative and a greater obligation to elect a man of principle.
I hope that you will join with me in this exciting journey to elect my friend Marco Rubio to the United States Senate in 2010. If you can make a donation today to keep this effort going it will go a long way to bring back common sense and a return to conservative principles in Washington.
I thank you for your time and consideration.
With warm regards,
Jeb Bush, Jr.
Okay, so it wasn’t the former governor, but I’ll bet anyone ol’ Junior didn’t do this without dad’s okay. And you can expect the former governor will either stay silent for a little while or issue some silly statement to the effect of “my son makes his own political decisions.” Okay, whatever… Eventually Jeb senior will come out for Marco when the time is right. And while the Bush family name is mud in most of the 50 states thanks to W., here in Florida, the former governor Jeb Bush is well respected and has a substantial following of supporters. However you want to read this, the war is on for the heart and soul of the Republican Party of Florida. Will the status quo which chooses to duck and dodge responsibility win, or will Rubio’s maverick campaign resonate with Florida voters?
Chris Ingram is CEO and partner of Strategic Solutions of Florida a political consulting company. He is also the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.