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Topic - Aubrey Jewett
Jeb Bush's older brother, former President George W. Bush, says the former Florida governor should run for the White House in 2016. Their mother, however, says forget about it — it is time to give another family a shot. .
Union bashing has been a unifying theme at this year's Republican National Convention, as few topics have generated louder, longer and more robust cheers and applause during keynote speeches.
Rep. Alan Grayson is hailed by liberals as an uncompromising breath of fresh air and reviled by conservatives as a crass ideological bully.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a rising "rock star" in the Republican Party only two years ago, may now be singing his political swan song, thanks to a young upstart who dared challenge the career politician's once-solid Senate run.
"The fact remains there still is some level of Bush fatigue in this country, and he would have to overcome that," said Aubrey Jewett, a political science professor at the University of Central Florida.
"I think they have probably overstepped a little," said Aubrey Jewett, associate chairman of the political science department at the University of Central Florida, who has followed Mr. Rubio's career. "I think they might be able to finesse through something where illegal immigrants are legalized through work permits. But as far as where, over a period of time, those folks get a path to citizenship, I think there is going to be a huge backlash, not from the Republican establishment but from the Republican base."