The hold the Bush family has on Republicans is just amazing. Both Poppy Bush and W were spectacular failures who have help put the Republican Party in the precarious state they are in today. Despite the failures of his brother and father, Jeb Bush is considering running for President in 2016.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won’t confirm he’s a candidate for the next presidential race, but he sounded like a White House hopeful Monday, declaring his party in need of leadership.
“I have a voice, I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer.
Bush said he wouldn’t rule out a run in 2016, “but I won’t declare today either.”
Jeb Bush will use the tactics his father and brother did to win the Republican nomination. He will go hard Right on a few social issues that will win him the devotion of Republican voters. But unlike 1988 and 2000, Jeb will lose the general election because of the hard stances he will take in the primaries. He should ask Mitt Romney how the Bush tactics work in today’s electorate. The sad part is because of the emotional attachment Republican voters have to the Bush name, he will be the favorite to win the GOP nod in 2016.