Oh, no, not another Bush mulling a White House run. It seems that Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and brother of former U.S. president George W. Bush, is said to be mulling a run for the White House in 2016. Okay, so he’s a far better politician than his brother, but do we really need another Bush in the White House so quickly? Nah.
New York Times: “Mr. Bush is said by friends to be weighing financial and family considerations — between so many years in office and the recession his wealth took a dip, they said, and he has been working hard to restore it — as well as the complicated place within the Republican Party of the Bush brand.”
“After Mitt Romney’s defeat by a Democratic coalition built around overwhelming support from Hispanics and other fast-growing demographic groups, many Republicans are looking for a candidate who can help make the party more inclusive without ceding conservative principles — and no one is the subject of more speculation at this point than Mr. Bush.”
“To his supporters, Mr. Bush is the man for the moment. His wife, Columba, was born and raised in Mexico. He speaks Spanish and favors overhauling the immigration system in a way that would provide a route to citizenship for people already in the country illegally but otherwise law-abiding.”
Jeb Bush left the governorship with a high approval rating and I have no doubt he would be a far better president than his brother, but the stench of George W. Bush’s presidency is still permeating all over the place.