February 19 2011:Jeb Bush writes on Twitter big announcement coming soon.

February 21 2011:Jeb Bush releases a video on Twitter announcing his bid for presidency in 2012. Promising to put Obama in the past and bring the GOP alive again.

(Updates coming soon. Feel free to add some of you want since this is a OPEN timeline)
 
Flashback to 12/25/2006: Cynthia and Doug Hampton, staffers for John Ensign, are killed in a car accident in Las Vegas. Sen. John Ensign releases a statement about their loss, it goes largely unnoticed, and Ensign begins his second term in the Senate a few days later.

2/28/11: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) declares himself a candidate for the presidency, and casts himself as a more conservative alternative to Jeb Bush.

3/03/11: Mitch Daniels announces an event in Lafayette, IN. Speculations arise that he will run for president.

3/13/11: Alabama governor Bob Riley forms a "testing the waters" committee for the presidency.
 
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March 1, 2011: Mitt Romney declines to run for President. Many speculate this is because of Jeb Bush's entry into the race.
 
March 9. 2011: A Gallup poll is released, showing Jeb Bush tied with President Obama at 44% in a general-election matchup.
 
3/12/11: Bob Riley announces a run for president. Critics immediately dismiss him as a viable candidate, citing allegations that he rigged the election in 2002's gubernatorial race, along with his perceived disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina.
 
3/14/11: Don Siegelman, the Alabama governor who cried foul in 2002, is pardoned by President Obama. Obama states that "Don Siegelman fought not only for himself, but for our democracy's integrity, and today, that integrity stands".
 

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Jeb! would lose so badly. It's only been 4 years since his brother and the recession. He hasn't improved his health or loss weight yet.

Nor does he have the personality or strength of Mitt Romney.
 
Jeb! would lose so badly. It's only been 4 years since his brother and the recession. He hasn't improved his health or loss weight yet.

Nor does he have the personality or strength of Mitt Romney.
Don't jump to conclusions you will see things will go differently in this TL.
 
Don't jump to conclusions you will see things will go differently in this TL.
You can't change Jeb's basic personality, though. You can't make a bland candidate unbland. As a Floridian, I think Jeb losing weight and getting glasses made him look physically weaker. I grew up with him as Governor, and I don't remember him seeming so wimpy.
 
3/30/11: Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois announces he will seek the Republican nomination. (Let's get rid of his stroke -- Kirk's amazing policywise but I'm going to give him a slightly more articulate role in this scenario).
 
May 2, 2011: Mike Huckabee joins the race for the 2012 Republican nomination.

May 5, 2011: A new Gallup poll shows President Obama with a 40% approval rating.

May 6, 2011: A NYT report shows wavering Democrats are attempting to organise a primary challenge to Obama, fearing he 'can't win' in 2012. The White House dismisses the report as 'fevered nonsense'.

May 16, 2012: Jeb Bush promises 'pro-growth' policies to revive the economy. He outlines a plan of tax cuts and removing government regulations.
 
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