This is not about some principled person who left the republican party because the party was going in a direction he didn't like. This is about someone who unfortunately, with all due respect, is looking to extend his political career and figured out he could not do that through the republican party.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
From AP :
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is endorsing Marco Rubio's campaign for U.S. Senate.
Bush, still popular and influential with Florida Republicans, has long been rumored to be a Rubio backer, but his endorsement comes less than a week after Gov. Charlie crist decided to run as an independent rather than face Rubio in the GOP primary.
Bush says Rubio is a passionate, principled leader who wouldn't change his views when political winds shift.The Rubio campaign released the following soon after the announcement:
Miami, FL – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush today endorsed Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate. The two will campaign together for the first time this Friday night at the Pasco County Reagan Day Dinner.
“Washington is broken, and Marco Rubio is the only candidate in this race that I trust to help fix it,” said Bush. “He is a bright, passionate and principled leader who approaches public service with a servant’s heart and a reformer’s detail for policy. Reforming Washington will not be easy and will require leaders who stay true to their principles even when the odds are stacked against them. The last thing the Senate needs is another politician who has to take a poll to make a decision.