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Jeb Bush puts his conservative record against 'anybody that's in Congress right now'



Jeb Bush declared during an event in New York yesterday that he'd put his conservative record "up against anybody that's in Congress right now," and did not apologize for having a "temperate" tone.

“I am temperate in my tone I hope. I don’t change my message to any group. I was brought up to be temperate … It’s OK to have a tone that’s not nasty or mean-spirited.”

Politico was there.

"He cautioned that his party needed to abandon a strategy of appealing to “older white guys” and that it “doesn’t take a rocket scientist” to understand that demography matters in politics.

“We’ve not made an effective case” in the last two elections to voters, he said, calling for a more “positive” and forward-looking vision. “A lot of voters have just turned off the Republican message.”

"Republicans can’t win new voters “by narrowing your party and purifying your party and all this nonsense,” he said."


[Last modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:17am]


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