Read time: 2 minutes

Bill Kristol Says GOP Solving Its Christie Problems With Two Words: 'Jeb Bush'

Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol said on Sunday that the Republican Party had already found a two-word solution New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's problems: Jeb Bush.
7 years ago by David

Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol said on Sunday that the Republican Party had already found a two-word solution New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's problems: Jeb Bush.

During a panel discussion on ABC's This Week, Kristol, who was recently hired as a contributor to the network, shrugged off new evidence that Christie may have not told the truth about knowing the George Washington Bridge had been closed.

"Having talked to various Republican establishment types -- I'm pro-Tea Party -- but anyway, the establishment types over the last 24 hours when you ask them about the Christie situation, there's a two-word answer: Jeb Bush," the neoconservative pundit opined. "And I'm really struck by how much Christie was kind of the establishment donor-class favorite, I think, for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. They are beginning to, maybe foolishly, they are beginning to write them off."

"We will see a big drumbeat of Jeb should get into the race," he predicted.

Republican strategist, Ana Navarro, who is a close friend of the former Florida governor, said that she hoped he would run.

"He would bring so much to the debate," she insisted. "He would be a game changer when it comes to Hispanic votes."

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile agreed that a centrist Republican had a chance now that Christie's hopes were fading, but she didn't think that Bush could make it through the primaries.

"I don't think that Jeb Bush can win the Republican nomination," Brazile remarked. "Because of the Tea Party."

"You hope that Jeb Bush doesn't win the Republican nomination because you know that he's going to be tough to beat!" Navarro exclaimed.

Matthew Dowd, a former aide to President George W. Bush, said that it was time for the Republican Party to find a fresh candidate.

"There's 330 million Americans and are we going to basically go and vote between a Bush and a Clinton in 2016?" he asked. "I think that so many Americans in the general elections are like, 'Really? We can't -- there's no body else we can pick from?' It's been that way for 30 years!"

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team