Mitt Romney linked to Bush family; Jeb Bush encouraged to run for president

From our "will we never learn/will the nightmare never end" department comes this:
Jeb Bush, who hasn't publicly picked a favorite in the Republican presidential race, privately is talking up the candidacy of Mitt Romney and steering some of his closest advisers to the campaign.

The former Florida governor has said repeatedly he won't be a candidate in 2008 despite encouragement from his father, the former president, and his brother, the current one. But Jeb Bush's support, even tacit, would be critical in the state that decided the 2000 presidential election.

[Former Florida Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings] is one of several former Bush confidantes in the Romney camp. Others include his hand-picked, former state party chairman Al Cardenas, and Sally Bradshaw, [Jeb Bush]'s former campaign manager and chief of staff...
With such links, I don't think there's any way I could consider that Romney wouldn't be strongly influenced by the Bush family. If you don't think that would lead to further problems, simply replay the last six years of the Bush administration over in your mind: massive illegal immigration, reduced civil liberties, massive corruption, cronyism, and corporatism, and all the rest.


John Mccain must be thrilled: plays the loyal Bush soldier for 8 yrs only to wind up with a knife in his back....Should have remained 'straight talking', John!

Very interesting. I remember George & Barbara Bush touting Romney quite some time ago.