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Bush delivers and electrifies CPAC audience as Tea Party protestors fizzle

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By Daniel P. Cortez

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Anna Lee of Northern Virginia would be a key conservative operative for a Bush for President campaign.

It appeared to be a more enthusiastic crowd on Friday than usual at CPAC for conservatives seeking the right Presidential candidate. Without question and in some cases a surprise, former Governor Jeb Bush wowed ’em. In the words of well-known Virginia conservative operative Anna Lee, Bush was “very Presidential and articulate.” It was his day in the sun.

Lee was part of the Who’s Who of Virginia supporters that included Marta Saltus and Manny Rosales, whose main focus was to support Bush and encourage him to simply, “Run.” Victor Cabral, noted Virginia attorney and husband of Anna Escobedo Cabral, who served as the nation’s 42nd Treasurer of the United States under George W. Bush, served as Virginia point man for the private Bush event. He was instrumental in assembling over 1,000 supporters from across the nation to a reception with Bush after a remarkable stage performance in front of a packed CPAC crowd. More importantly he brought key leaders of the Hispanic community to take a hard look at Bush. It worked.

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Daniel Cortez: Pics #2 Jeb Bush at CPAC

By Daniel P. Cortez

Jeb Bush 10 by DanielJeb Bush at CPAC on Friday. A total mob scene after the most appreciated speaker at CPAC in spite of Sean Hannity’s attempt at “I got you” politics during the Q and A. Bush WAS on point, well received, and sounded totally Presidential. At the private event with Jeb Bush, well over 1,000 supporters from across the nation enthusiastically supported him with chants of “Run Jeb Run.” What a mob scene. I see a well-oiled machine already. See also Pics #1 of Jeb Bush at CPAC.

Jeb Bush 13 by Daniel Anna LeeAnd at every CPAC turn and in the front row of the Bush mob scene reception was Virginia’s irrepressible Anna Lee leading the cheers.

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Chris Cillizza: Jeb Bush ‘was, in a word, presidential’ at CPAC

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Jeb Bush Friday at CPAC. (Photo by Daniel Cortez)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

It was not going to be a friendly crowd, the pundits wrote, when Jeb Bush decided to address attendees at this weekend’s CPAC convention in Baltimore. As a conservative with a proven track record from two terms as governor of Florida, Jeb has been bashed and redefined by conservative talk show hosts who have trashed him to their core listeners.

Word circulated prior to Friday’s event that there would be a walkout en mass by those who considered themselves far more conservative than Jeb (see CPAC attendees plan to walk out on Jeb Bush).

Jeb switched gears mid-week, opting for a question-and-answer with conservative Fox News commentator Sean Hannity in front of the CPAC crowds, and did extremely well. Chris Cillizza, writing in the Washington Post (see Jeb Bush was very, very good at CPAC today) said, “He was, in a word, presidential.”

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