Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jeb Bush, Jr To Endorse Marco Rubio

“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.”

Those are the words of the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush, announcing his intention to endorse Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race. His endorsement of Rubio could well be a 'game changer' in the Florida primary. Bush, like his father, is immensely popular in Florida and his support gives added weight to Rubio's campaign.

I will look forward to more prominent conservatives to follow his lead.

UPDATE: Huckabee is also endorsing Rubio. Good for you, Mike.

UPDATE II-The Huffington Post pronounces Crist “not up to snuff.” That’s what I’ve been saying.

The Briefing Room calls Jeb Jr.’s endorsement a possible game changer but refers back to the NRSC’s endorsement. This is a Florida race and Floridians couldn’t care less about the NRSC.


Jason Baugher said...

We've got to make sure we let Jeb Bush, Huckabee, and other like-minded conservatives who have decided to support candidates like Marco Rubio hear our appreciation. Support them and send the moderate centrist Republicans packing.

Carol said...

Absolutely Jason. People who stand up are putting their future on the line. They need to know the we recognize what they've them.