Monday, March 31, 2014

Here We Go Again

According to the Washington Post, a lot of insider Republicans are pushing Jeb Bush for President in 2016.  And while money can't make you, its lack can break you, so this may mean something. I guess the insiders have to start acting around now, even though the public won't be thinking about this seriously for at least another year and a half.

As for Jeb, I have no strong feelings about him either way.  I don't know that much about his politics and I don't what kind of candidate he'd make.  But I bet the Dems love this idea.  Can you imagine a battle of the bands like Clinton versus Bush?  They'd try to paint it as if it's a contest not between Hillary and Jeb, but Bill and George.

Could they get away with it?  Why not.  A lot of voters don't pay that much attention, after all.

PS Obviously, we've never had the wife of a former President take the office.  We came close to having a brother, but that didn't end well.  Not that Jeb Bush would ever compare himself to RFK, and if he did, we'd have all those stupid lines about how W was no John Kennedy.  (I still consider Lloyd Bentsen's line a low point in American politics.  Yes, I know it provided a memorable moment in what would otherwise have been a completely forgettable debate, but the canned line was idiotic.  Not that Quayle and his people should have been dumb enough to walk into something that they had to know Bentsen was prepared for.)

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