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Jeb about W: ‘He kept us safe’

George W. Bush miss me yetBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The biggest applause and loudest cheers from Wednesday’s CNN Republican presidential debate came when Jeb Bush defended his brother against negative comments from Donald Trump (see Jeb Bush defends brother, says George W. Bush ‘kept us safe’):

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush defended his brother, former President George W. Bush, against criticism from Donald Trump Wednesday night, saying “he kept us safe.”

“Your brother and your brother’s administration gave us Barack Obama,” Mr. Trump taunted the former Florida governor. “It was such a disaster those last three months [of George W. Bush’s administration] that Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have been elected.”

Jeb Bush retorted, “As it relates to my brother, there’s one thing I know for sure: he kept us safe.” The audience at the debate cheered.

“You remember the rubble [at the World Trade Center]?” Mr. Bush asked. “He sent a clear signal that the United States would be strong, and fight Islamic terrorism, and he did keep us safe.”

Mr. Trump replied, “You feel safe right now? I don’t feel so safe.”

Here’s a question for Mr. Trump: What part of “no bombs falling on your head” do you not understand? President Bush kept us safe. His leadership deserves thanks.

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Hillary Clinton and her lack of ‘likeability’ factor is polar opposite of Bob McDonnell

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Monica Crowley has a piece over at The Washington Times about Hillary Clinton and email-gate (see The real reason Hillary is in trouble). In it, Crowley notes all the issues swirling about Hillary but boils her troubles down to one thing: “No one likes her.”

Crowley goes on to say:

This is the hard truth that has popped up like a vicious migraine: No one — not even many of her fellow Democrats and leftists in the mainstream media — likes her very much. Her negative poll numbers (particularly on issues of honesty and trustworthiness) have always been high, except during much of her tenure as secretary of state. But her negatives are now back with a vengeance.

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Washington Times: ‘Mark Warner’s Halloween mask of moderation’

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie (Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell)

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Mark R. Warner is going door to door on Halloween with a nifty disguise. The freshman Democratic senator is wearing the mask of a moderate. It’s a trick to get his liberal voting record past Virginians amid the wave of anti-Democratic sentiment sweeping the nation.

So began the Halloween Day editorial in the Washington Times, very appropriate wording on this fall holiday. They continued by noting:

Mr. Warner is leading Ed Gillespie, his Republican challenger, but not so comfortably as he once did. He remains below the 50 percent mark in the polls, and that’s a place no incumbent wants to be only four or five days out.

Now two polls show that Mr. Gillespie has closed the gap to single digits. Once down by 30 points, the momentum is clearly on the side of the Gillespie Team as they roll into the final four days of the campaign, crisscrossing Virginia as they are greeted by enthusiastic supporters.  Working with a financial disadvantage, Mr. Gillespie is leaving nothing on the table as he sprints toward the finish line, doing everything he can to get his message to the Commonwealth’s citizens to expose Senator Warner’s 97 percent voting record with Democratic President Barack Obama and Warner’s infamous broken promise that he would not vote for a health care plan that would not allow Virginians to keep their own. He voted for Obamacare.

This is not the reelection race Mark Warner expected. Ed Gillespie is lined up to provide Republicans in Virginia and nationwide with an upset victory on Election Day.


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