June 12th, 2012
08:05 PM ET

Future of the GOP: Grover Norquist or Jeb Bush, whose side are you on?

Former Florida governor, Jeb Bush has said the Grover Norquist tax pledge has come across his desk three times and has said he wouldn't sign it. Are some Republicans turning on a man some call the most powerful member of the GOP?

CNN contributor John Avlon, David Frum and Erick Erickson comes OutFront.Jeb vs. Grover: Battle for GOP's soul

This is what happens when politics starts looking like a cult: Jeb Bush gets attacked for being a traitor to the conservative cause.

The former Florida governor has been speaking with the freedom of someone not running for office, saying that both his father and Ronald Reagan would have had a hard time in today's hard-right GOP and questioning the wisdom of Grover Norquist's absolutist anti-tax pledge.

That set off a fascinating public fight between Bush and Norquist, two faces of competing factions within Republican Party. It is the latest evidence of a growing GOP backlash against the ideological straitjacket Norquist has attempted to impose on governing in the United States.


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  1. KerryR

    Thank David Frum for the smartest comments we have heard in months, if not years! Please keep inviting intelligent reasonable guests. We so need them in this election cycle.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply

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