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Jeb Bush was pulling for Peyton Manning, for one reason

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 23:  Former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks during the 2015 National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) conference on January 23, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Bush, who now owns a private consulting firm in Florida, recently announced that he is actively seeking support for a potential 2016 US presidential campaign. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Peyton ManningTom Brady rivalry will continue beyond their playing careers, and straight into the upcoming Republican primaries.

While Brady has refused to back off his support of lightning-rod candidate Donald Trump, Manning apparently supports a more mainstream candidate on that side.

During a campaign appearance in South Carolina, former Florida governor Jeb Bush risked the wrath of the home crowd by admitting he wasn’t pulling for the Panthers Sunday.

“I know that y’all probably maybe had some leanings toward Carolina,” Bush said, via Colin Campbell of the Raleigh News and Observer. “I was for Denver, not because of the Broncos, but because Peyton Manning wrote me a check.”

Campaign records show that Manning donated $2,700 to Bush’s campaign.

Bush said he also respected the Broncos quarterback for being “the adult in the room” in the NFL — which might just mean that Manning’s old, but is probably also the descriptive Bush is shooting for as well.

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62 Responses to “Jeb Bush was pulling for Peyton Manning, for one reason”
  1. nhpats says: Feb 11, 2016 9:50 AM

    …..and Bush continued….”and Peyton is not afraid to dive on a fumble”…..

  2. orange and blue owns the NFL says: Feb 11, 2016 9:56 AM

    I hate politics.

  3. woodbridgekid73 says: Feb 11, 2016 9:56 AM

    It makes sense Peyton would be for family dynasties. Me not so much in politics. We fought a war to get rid of that system. No Bush, No Clinton 2016.

  4. SparkyGump says: Feb 11, 2016 9:57 AM

    NFL players, republicans on payday but democrats come CBA time.

  5. joetoronto says: Feb 11, 2016 9:57 AM

    This loser spent 36 million on his campaign, way more than anyone else, and he’s nowhere to be found.

    All he does is cry.

  6. rdkbag says: Feb 11, 2016 9:58 AM

    Pretty much how government works. All about who ever wrote them a check..

  7. zookrew says: Feb 11, 2016 10:04 AM

    There needs to be a new amendment titled “Separation of Sport and State”.

  8. rjpats says: Feb 11, 2016 10:09 AM

    So even his fandom can be bought? What a shill

  9. jayhawk6 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:14 AM

    Donald Trump wants to rub shoulders with Tom Brady and Jeb with Peyton Manning. The obvious truth is that either is far better at what he does than either Bush or Trump would be as President.

  10. trollhammer20 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:14 AM

    And with this “joke”, Jeb explains exactly what is wrong with our system of campaign finance: The more you give, the more you get.

  11. avenger9800 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:16 AM

    What is Payton thinking? That’s just what this country needs, ANOTHER FREAKING BUSH!

  12. randomguy9999 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:18 AM

    Jeb Bush shouldn’t have said that, but PM is definitely the adult in the room

  13. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    If I were a celebrity, I would want to decide for myself if I wanted to publicly endorse a candidate. I hope Peyton told Jeb it was okay to announce his support to the world.

  14. stealthjunk says: Feb 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    For those keeping a tally for the GOAT debate:

    Brady: supports Trump
    Manning: supports someone other than Trump

    Advantage: Manning by a mile

  15. boogerhut says: Feb 11, 2016 10:21 AM

    Shut up Bush.

  16. awdlmd says: Feb 11, 2016 10:25 AM

    I am sure Peyton wrote that minuscule check to appease a friend and gives less than zero ####’s who wins the election. He has his and there is nothing any of them could conceivably do that would hurt him.

  17. charger383 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:28 AM

    Manning wasted $2,700

  18. awdlmd says: Feb 11, 2016 10:29 AM

    Also, the acting owner of the Broncos Joe Ellis is a member of the Bush family. His support probably has more to do with office politics than actual politics.

  19. jvw1982 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:29 AM

    As bad as Bush is (his brother even worse) he’s light years ahead of Trump……Manning one ups Brady again…..

  20. suhmonster90 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:39 AM

    He admits to lending a hand to even the smallest campaign donation and thinks it’s going to help him?

    Typical elitist, thinks by name dropping Manning he’ll snag a few extra votes. Note to politicians: just because I like football doesn’t mean I do everything Peyton says. Now shut up and let me drink my Budweiser in peace…

  21. flaccodelic says: Feb 11, 2016 10:43 AM

    “Let’s see… I think at this campaign stop I’ll tell the crowd that I support the team that just beat their team. Then, I’ll tell them I make my decisions based on who’s giving me money!”

    Stunning that this guy isn’t leading the race.

  22. @Cereal_5 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:49 AM

    Jeb Bush is Cooper Manning

  23. prideof10000lakes says: Feb 11, 2016 10:51 AM

    Maybe Peyton thinks he can play like he did from 2000-2008 if we bring back the Bush era.

  24. pkrlvr says: Feb 11, 2016 10:53 AM

    Hi Carolina fans….I rooted against your team because PM gave me a couple grand. And we thought George was the dumbest Bush….

  25. steeelfann0155 says: Feb 11, 2016 10:55 AM

    Make America Great Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Brady is smart on the field and off.

  26. push4souls says: Feb 11, 2016 11:00 AM

    In other words… Write Jeb a check and he will pull for you! POS politician

  27. hahalolrofl says: Feb 11, 2016 11:00 AM

    I hate politicians.

  28. TheWizard says: Feb 11, 2016 11:03 AM

    I like the Bush family, but not another one as president.

    People aren’t going to accept the status quo this time around.

  29. xavier179 says: Feb 11, 2016 11:06 AM

    Please, please no more Bushes in the White House.

  30. Southpaw says: Feb 11, 2016 11:06 AM

    Flaccodelic for President with that comment!

  31. snapcracklepopfart says: Feb 11, 2016 11:08 AM

    Just like Ben Carson, Peyton demonstrates how you can be a genius in your field, but a moron about politics.

    He not only donated to Jeb! this year, but he also donated to George W Bush in 2004. That’s right. He saw the first 4 years of the Dubya presidency and thought, “yeah, 4 more years!”

    Idiot.

  32. theninerlover says: Feb 11, 2016 11:11 AM

    Where’s Pat Paulsen when we need him?

  33. dryzzt23 says: Feb 11, 2016 11:14 AM

    I’m proud that Peyton donated to the RIGHT side of the political spectrum. I don’t like the Bushes (I’m a Cruz guy) but hey, at least he didn’t donate to Billary or that wacko Sanders.

  34. corporatemediaprostitute says: Feb 11, 2016 11:15 AM

    Please clap.

  35. theninerlover says: Feb 11, 2016 11:15 AM

    Where is Pat Paulsen when we need him?

  36. leatherface2012 says: Feb 11, 2016 11:16 AM

    jeb, keep your irrelevance to yourself

  37. lgbarn says: Feb 11, 2016 11:24 AM

    snapcracklepopfart says:
    Feb 11, 2016 11:08 AM
    Just like Ben Carson, Peyton demonstrates how you can be a genius in your field, but a moron about politics.

    He not only donated to Jeb! this year, but he also donated to George W Bush in 2004. That’s right. He saw the first 4 years of the Dubya presidency and thought, “yeah, 4 more years!”

    Idiot.

    —————————————-

    Same could be said about Brady supporting Trump

  38. vonmillertime says: Feb 11, 2016 11:30 AM

    The last thing we need is another Bush in the White House. Two was MORE than enough.

  39. RE LEE says: Feb 11, 2016 11:31 AM

    I guess politicians will now reveal celebrities who write them checks. I wonder if Peyton appreciates Jeb’s revelation.

  40. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 11, 2016 11:35 AM

    When my kids are screaming and they won’t go to sleep I just put on a video of Jeb giving a speech and it’s lights out.

  41. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 11, 2016 11:36 AM

    awdlmd says:
    Feb 11, 2016 10:25 AM

    I am sure Peyton wrote that minuscule check to appease a friend and gives less than zero ####’s who wins the election. He has his and there is nothing any of them could conceivably do that would hurt him.
    _________

    Right, because I’m sure he couldn’t care less about the future of his country.

  42. GoodellMustGo says: Feb 11, 2016 11:38 AM

    “There it is”

    Christie saved Jeb’s candidacy and destroyed Marco’s with those three words.

  43. In Teddy We Trust says: Feb 11, 2016 11:39 AM

    woodbridgekid73 says:
    Feb 11, 2016 9:56 AM

    It makes sense Peyton would be for family dynasties. Me not so much in politics. We fought a war to get rid of that system. No Bush, No Clinton 2016.
    ______

    Add Trump and Sanders to that list and I’ll take whatever is left.

  44. shadywarrior says: Feb 11, 2016 11:44 AM

    Important point: Brady never endorsed Trump. He put a hat Trump gave him in his locker, that’s not an endorsement. And it’s neither here nor there…if you let a guy who is famous solely for prowess in a sport influence who you vote for, you should be burned alive and have your ashes shot into earth’s orbit in a coffee can because you, in fact, are a moron.

  45. itsthecameenewtonshowcom says: Feb 11, 2016 11:45 AM

    On a related note, the Jesbstah will soon be joining Peyton in the next Papa John’s pizza ad.

  46. throwingstones20 says: Feb 11, 2016 12:04 PM

    Jeb Bush just another political insider more of the same crap.

    At least Brady isn’t afraid to think outside the box and realizes that what is going on in our government today is a joke and we need new blood in there.

    Peyton Manning is just a sheep. Like most of you

  47. abninf says: Feb 11, 2016 12:10 PM

    Campaign records show that Manning donated $2,700 to Bush’s campaign.
    =====================================

    So since Jeb paid $1200 for each vote he got in New Hampshire, Peyton bought two voters. Trump spent $40 per vote.

  48. imodan says: Feb 11, 2016 12:22 PM

    I suppose I could look it up, but I won’t. I wonder if Brady has cut a check to any presidential campaign? That seems like an obvious question. Heck, maybe I will look it up.

  49. 4ever19 says: Feb 11, 2016 12:22 PM

    Papa John. Jeb Bush. Peyton continues to disappoint with his choices of associates.

  50. granadafan says: Feb 11, 2016 12:30 PM

    Campaign donations = bribes

  51. mrdry14 says: Feb 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    Leave it to a Bush to always know the exact wrong thing to say…..and he was supposed to be the smart one.

  52. stateofthesport says: Feb 11, 2016 12:51 PM

    Thats not someone who’s name i would want linked to mine,Peyton a warrior on the field, The Bush’s war monger’s around the world…..

  53. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 11, 2016 12:57 PM

    Politics =Actors… You’ve been fooled too many times people.

  54. jusford says: Feb 11, 2016 1:06 PM

    Just confirms, those that write the checks (big business) have the politicians in their corner. smh

  55. ggggggggggmen says: Feb 11, 2016 1:38 PM

    and in on sentence bush just unintentionally said what is wrong with this entire country

  56. swineflooo says: Feb 11, 2016 1:46 PM

    Brady never said he was voting for trump

    Manning supporting bush is 100x better than him supporting hitlery clinton and the commie

  57. realityonetwo says: Feb 11, 2016 2:15 PM

    Jeb’s! America: I’ll work for whoever writes me the biggest check.

  58. rjc32586 says: Feb 11, 2016 2:51 PM

    For the love of God, at no time did Brady ever begin to imply that he endorsed Trump as President. He said he “supports” him as a friend, nothing more. Privately, he may truly be a Trump voter, but I guarantee you he wants absolutely nothing to do with throwing his name behind any candidate publicly.

  59. gysot says: Feb 11, 2016 3:28 PM

    I always figured Brady to be a Democrat. You know, suing when he does not get his way.

  60. pantsalworth says: Feb 11, 2016 4:44 PM

    Wouldn’t $2,700 be couch cushion money for Peyton? You would think if he really believes in Bush he could have shaken the tree a little harder.

  61. eyeandfootballofhorus says: Feb 11, 2016 9:03 PM

    bush just revealed how naive peyton is

    …thanks, jeb!

    why anyone would donate/otherwise support ANY politician is beyond me

  62. truthinesshurts says: Feb 11, 2016 9:04 PM

    Peyton was the adult in the room. Cam Newton was the spoiled petulant child in the room.

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