Republican Party presidential candidate Andy Martin officially filed as a presidential candidate on Tuesday. Today, one day later, Wednesday, he is holding a Manchester, New Hampshire news conference to ask Jeb Bush to withdraw as a presidential contender. Andy, who has a decades long record as an “opposition” researcher and master of negative advertising, has vexed Jeb and the Bush family for decades. Andy helped defeat Jeb in Jeb’s first run for Florida Governor in 1994. Andy’s controversial ad in the 2000 New Hampshire primary accusing George W. Bush of wanting to start a war with Iraq helped defeat GW Bush in New Hampshire. Now Andy is back with a plan to defeat Jeb Bush in New Hampshire in 2016. Andy plans to keep attacking Bush until Jeb formally and finally withdraws as a candidature. “As long as Dracula’s (I mean Jeb’s) heart is beating, we need to keep stomping on the tattered remnants of the Bush dynasty,” Andy says. “With Jeb and me it’s not political, it’s personal,” Andy says, reversing the words of Michael Corleone (Bush also uses a Corleone analogy in his ads). In 2014 Andy’s negative ads doomed Massachusetts intruder Scott Brown in the New Hampshire U. S. Senate race. Andy has been a broadcaster for forty-seven years and has been engaged in all forms of radio and TV during that period.
ANDY MARTIN /2016
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Attention, New Hampshire, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors
Announcement of Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Wednesday, November 11
Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester, New Hampshire news conference to call on Jeb Bush to withdraw as a presidential candidate
Andy and Jeb Bush have been tangling for decades; Andy was the first to highlight Jeb’s insider dealing in the 1990’s
Andy has played an influential role in the New Hampshire presidential primary and national politics for decades
Andy’s controversial and highly negative ads attacking Jeb are certain to follow
BULLETIN: Andy filed as a presidential candidate on Tuesday, November 10th
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(Manchester, NH) (November 11, 2015) Republican presidential candidate and foreign policy author/expert Andy Martin will hold a Manchester, New Hampshire news conference today, Wednesday, November 11th to call on Jeb Bush to withdraw as a presidential candidate. Andy’s letter to Jeb follows:
I go back a long way with your family. I visited your grandfather’s U. S. Senate office in Washington, and still remember his Administrative Assistant’s name (it was unusual). I was in New Hampshire in 1988 when your dad began his unfortunate path to the White House.
You and I first met in 1989, in Orlando at a RPOF event. In 1993 I started exposing your insider deals in Africa, with the headline “Andy’s ‘pumped up’ about Jeb Bush’s water pump deals in Africa.” Remember? In 1994 I announced that I would oppose you in the gubernatorial primary although I later filed for another office.
In 1999-2000 I exposed your brother as someone with an unbalanced state of mind who wanted to start a war with Iraq. How accurate was my 1999 prediction? Pretty good, eh? You retaliated by abusing your public office to harass me. Big mistake. You made what had been a political dispute into a personal one. Your current New Hampshire ads like to call you “Veto Corleone.” Well, you can call me Michael Corleone, because between us it’s personal, not business. Capiche?
I know you love your dad, and I am sure he is a wonderful man and a great dad (for that matter, so is your brother). But George H W was out of touch with America in 1992, and he is still out of touch with America. He can’t understand why his sons are rejected by the Republican Party? Is that rejection so hard to understand?
In 1989-1990 your dad’s incompetent foreign policy led Saddam Hussein to believe he could grab Kuwait. Remember April Glaspie? Who authorized her to tell Saddam we didn’t care what he did with Kuwait? If Glaspie had said “absolutely not” there would have been no First Gulf War. So your father’s talking credit for winning a war that he blundered into in the first place insults the intelligence of foreign policy experts.
Then there was your dad’s fiasco with the supermarket scanner. The only cogent reason for gun control is that your father shot himself in the foot when he broke his promise “No new taxes.” As a result of your dad’s incompetence as a leader, and his inability to work with Ross Perot, we got the Clinton Dynasty.
Now we hear how close the Bushes are to the Clintons. They should be close to you. Bush blundering created the Clinton regime.
My 1999 ad on WMUR-TV exposed that your brother George wanted to start a war with Iraq. Would you like to see a copy? My ad was and remains the most prophetic ad in American political history. In retaliation, you then abused your own public office in Florida to harass me for running the ad against your brother.
Your record in Florida? The true story has never been told. Certainly you threw a little conservative catnip to the base, to burnish your record as a “conservative.” But behind the scenes, crooked GOP operatives were getting rich. Hell, you were planning to get rich after you left office. You later profiteered from the same firms you had regulated as a governor. “Quid pro quo?” When it should have been Quid pro no. I am struggling to cull the “worst of the worst” of your record so that the People of America can finally learn the truth. There is plenty to work with if you know where to look.
You claim to have created an economic miracle? On the contrary, Florida “profited” from the economic bubble your brother created in Washington. The crash in Florida after you left office was horrendous.
As you are aware I have a reputation for being a master of negative campaign ads. The ad against your brother was prophetic; there is no other word to describe it. I predicted the second Bush Family War before anyone else. While your brother was “looking into Putin’s eyes,” (please see link below) I had already looked into your brother’s eyes, and was able to predict the disaster he would create. Your recent efforts to defend your brother’s failed presidency are sad.
There is one overriding reason to withdraw now and avoid paying the filing fee in New Hampshire. Even in the unlikely event you won the GOP nomination, you could not be elected. Too many Republicans would either stay home or vote for a third party alternative. As bad as the Clinton’s are – and contrary to Bush family propaganda that the Bushes and Clintons have become close, the Clintons are very, very bad – people are so fed up with Bush Family corruption and incompetence that many Republicans will not support you. Not only can’t you be elected, you will drag down much of the Republican ticket along with you. The Bush name is toxic with Republicans.
It’s time for you to sit down with your dad, still a fine man if an incompetent leader, and to explain to him why the Bush Dynasty is over.
You can withdraw now and maintain some shred of dignity, or you can come to New Hampshire and be wiped out in the presidential primary. What would an intelligent person do? Give it a thought. Pull a Perot if you want, and blame me for your withdrawal. But pull out before your dad is really embarrassed by your performance.
Even if you were to win the nomination, which no one thinks is possible at this date, I would be there to keep campaigning against you until the last vote is counted next November. I will support any Republican nominee except you. It’s not business, it’s personal. I am confident we will keep you out of the White House even if your corrupt Wall Street cronies unexpectedly manage to buy you the nomination.
You claim to be a gutsy guy (someone probably “advised” you to say that). Well, I’ve been waiting a long time to tell the American people who you really are, the same way I exposed your brother in 1999-2000. Welcome to New Hampshire.
November 11, Manchester, NH news conference details:
Presidential candidate and foreign policy author/expert Andy Martin
Andy Martin calls on Jeb Bush to withdraw as a presidential candidate
144 W. Webster Street, Manchester, NH (lobby entrance)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015; 7:00 P.M.
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ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:
Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm
Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com
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