October 18th, 2007
11:00 AM ET
15 years ago

A Bush for Giuliani

Jeb Bush, Jr. is backing Giuliani. But who will his father support?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As his uncle heads into the final stretch of his presidency, Jeb Bush, Jr. decided Thursday to throw his support behind former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s run for the White House.

“As someone who grew up around politics and candidates, I know that Rudy has the leadership qualities and unmatched experience to be the next President of the United States,” Bush said in a statement. “I’m honored to join his campaign and look forward to working with the many young professionals throughout Florida supporting the Mayor.”

Bush will join the campaign as the Chairman of Florida Young Professionals, and work to build up grassroots support among young people across the state.

Bush is the youngest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who many thought would run for president. Democratic strategist James Carville predicted earlier this week that the former governor would jump into the race and eventually win the Republican nomination.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Dan, New York, New York

    "guiliani is a fear mongering fool."

    Turn on CNN, look at what happened in Karachi and tell me again that Giuliani is a fear mongering fool. Al Qaeda and the Taliban still exist in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan (granted, no thanks to the Iraq War) and you are saying that Giuliani is a fear mongering fool? Please get a grip on reality.

    October 18, 2007 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  2. Kay, Las Vegas, NV

    What a bunch of vicious, nasty people put posts on here! I'm embarrassed and disgusted to read these, yet riveted by how truly mean and insulting you people are...free speech is one thing, hate speech is another. YOU should be ashamed, no wonder younger generations act as they do with your sorts as role models...maybe you should stop obsessing over your hatred of the Bush family or, for that matter, everyone and everything that you don't agree with, and start contemplating how you could have become so bitter, hateful, insulting and classless! Learn some manners, please.

    October 18, 2007 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Kay, Las Vegas, NV

    I guess since CNN doesn't play nice, it removes posts asking others to do the same! Not nice, CNN, where are YOUR manners?

    October 18, 2007 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I know Giuliani will win...theres no doubt...he's the only moderate running...but...with the Bush name very tarnished in the eyes of the angry liberals (with their baseless rhetoric) – maybe its best that the Bush famly keep to themselves for the next year or so...

    October 18, 2007 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  5. Chris, FL

    Dude, you won't get many young voters. If you want to join us supporting Ron Paul, come aboard.

    To say the "Bushes" are supporting Rudy is too much to take in. It's like saying don't vote for Rudy if you don't like the way Bush is doing things.

    Sorry again dude, choose liberty over the evil your family perpetuates.

    October 18, 2007 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  6. Brian Wilkerson, Medford NJ

    The people who write in this partisan ticker are idiots. I love Geroge Bush as would vote for him again if i could.

    October 18, 2007 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  7. Jared, Oregon

    why would you vote for someone that couldn't even get the support of their own family members?

    October 18, 2007 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  8. Joel

    Rudy his votes are gone now.Gone to Hillary...YEAH!..is he the one who got into trouble for stalking if im not mistaken.Oh gawd.!!I RG is weird on that interview with hannity hes a weirdo.NYC voted him for mayor fixing potholes,that is his qualifications.run a city and cut ribbons nothing to give ya enough expierence to run for president.he turn down those firefighters they do not want him.

    October 18, 2007 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  9. Supporting Stephen Colbert, Houston, Texas

    Jeb Bush Jr..?? Who cares what he thinks? Must be a slow news day...Now..if he announced that he was joining the military and being shipped off to Iraq...now that's news !! Oh, wait...he's a Bush...with the exception of George Sr., they don't fight in wars, they just start them !!

    October 18, 2007 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  10. Venene Memphis TN

    I hear Michelle is now running instead of Obama, is this true ? Obama says only Michelle can stump Clinton ?

    October 19, 2007 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  11. Glabber Howstill ND

    So what is new ? What does a Bush know ?

    October 19, 2007 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  12. ThirstyJon, Adelaide, SA, Australia

    I'd be willing to consider Jeb Bush.

    Better than Hillary Clinton.


    October 19, 2007 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  13. Mary Chicago, IL

    Who cares what Jeb Bush Jr supports...who really care!

    October 19, 2007 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  14. Ron, TX

    To Ron in TX – you are NOT a devout Democrat if you would even consider voting for Rudy. I don't recall DC being deadlocked when Bill Clinton was in office.
    Posted By Jon, Pittsburgh, PA : October 18, 2007 4:54 pm


    Hillary Clinton is NOT Bill Clinton. A lot of Republicans respect Bill Clinton. The same cannot be said for his wife, who has a national 45% negative rating. I want a President who can get things done. Hillary will NOT be able to get things done. I cannot vote for a presidential candidate that will DIVIDE our nation worse than it already is.

    October 19, 2007 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  15. sonny c. v.p.,la.

    I don't remember any outcry in 2000 about a Bush/Clinton Dynasty. We only hear that clamor now that Hilliary's got a good shot at going all the way. Besides, Bill's 8 yrs. look better & better each day the "uniter,not a divider" is Prez. Also, anyone who can't vote for Hillary for fear of what the Republican Attack Machine might do to gum up her Presidency needs to rethink their position. Maybe you should only vote for Sens. & Reps. who show the maturity to cross party lines instead of only spewing venom. In truth, the REAL Dynasty is the Ultra-Conservatives who ordain who shall be THEIR President starting in 1968 w/Nixon. It's only when THE PEOPLE buck these Kingmakers & elect someone like Bill Clinton do they go berzerk. HIS VICTORIES in 1992 & 1996 were his impeachable offenses to the Cabal.

    October 19, 2007 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  16. Shane Yates, Burleson TX

    You realize that calling Bush and idiot and a poor leader is a compleatly misconstrued statments.
    He may not be eloquent but he has done his best with what happend durring his tenure of office.

    As an Independent voter I am taking in accout all of the events going on in this campign and an endorsment for anyone this early is realy to early to say anything on who would be best to lead our great nation.

    We must not vote on bias but on what is the best for America and its continuing stability.

    October 19, 2007 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. J, Seattle, WA

    People better get involved in their parties; democrate or republican. We need to make sure this Bush and Clinton dynasty is stopped.

    October 19, 2007 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  18. Pete, Seattle, WA

    2008 Presidential Candidate Weekly Poll


    Results posted Tuesday Evening at Midnight.

    October 20, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
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