Jeb Bush a Solid Moderate Republican

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Jeb Bush’s ideological score based on a combination of three statistical indices created by Nate Silver. Bush’s score is “similar to Romney and McCain, each of whom scored a 39. He’s much more conservative than Huntsman, who rates at a 17. Still, Bush is more like his father, George H.W. Bush, who rates as a 33, than his brother George W. Bush, who scores a 46. And the Republican Party has moved to the right since both Poppy and Dubya were elected.”

Romney Still Most Republicans’ Choice

19%

Percentage of Republican voters nationwide who prefer Mitt Romney as their presidential nominee again, followed by Jeb Bush at 11% and Chris Christie and Ben Carson at 8% each, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. No other Republican tops 6%. With Romney out of the race, Jeb Bush leads with 14%, followed by Christie at 11%, Carson at 9% and Sen. Rand Paul at 8%.

Mitt Romney Tells an Obama Joke

While campaigning in Iowa, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney proves his sense of humor is as sharp today as it was during the 2012 campaign, as reported by National Journal: “President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn’t have his ID. And the teller said you’ve got to prove who […]

Ryan Won’t Run If Romney Does

I wouldn’t if he were. I would support Mitt. If he were to run, I would not.

— Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), telling HuffPost Live he definitely won’t mount a presidential campaign if his former running mate Mitt Romney decides to give it another try.

He’s Mulling Again

He’s someone of whom we hoped we were rid.
Who’d do it again if you’d done as badly as he did?
But the more he says no,
It sounds more like “go,”
And Mitt Romney’s mulling another presidential bid.

The World Does Not Share the Belief That the Rich Always Deserve Their Wealth

The rich in America agree on one thing: They deserve their wealth. Recent research cited by Carol Graham of the Brookings Institute shows that unlike both the rich and poor in Latin America, in the United States the Mitt Romneys of the world believe they built that, all alone. Even before a video exposed Mitt’s […]

Romney Says he Won’t Run Again

My time has come and gone.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview on Fox News, insisting he’s not running for president again.

Romney’s Not Running … Maybe

I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do. And that’s what we believe, and that’s why I’m not running. And you know, circumstances can change, but I’m just not going to let my head go there.

— Mitt Romney, in an interview with Hugh Hewitt.

Romney Says Obama Worse Than He Expected

I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally, but the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.

— Mitt Romney, saying that President Obama was doing “a good deal worse than even I expected,” Fox News reports.

Romney Supports Raising the Minimum Wage

I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us.

— Mitt Romney, quoted by the Washington Post, urging Republicans to increase the minimum wage.

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