The Republican Establishment, led by the Corrupt Consultant Class, lives in an alternate universe. They thought 2012 would be a cakewalk and dismissed polls that did not conform to their world view. Instead, thanks to OFA, Obama won against all historical trends. Instead of trying to match or surpass OFA the GOP Establishment seems to be uniting behind a familiar name; Bush.
I, for the life of me, will never understand the emotional attachment Republican voters have for the Bush family. Poppy Bush destroyed the Reagan coalition and lost the Northeast, Upper Midwest and California permanently for the Republican Party. Baby Bush destroyed the Republican party’s credibility on national security, fiscal and economic issues. As a result for these two disastrous presidencies the Republican Party has become despised and, at best, a regional party that appeals to a shrinking pool of voters. Yet there is an chance that another Bush could win the GOP nod in 2016.
Jeb Bush is all but telegraphing that he is planning a Presidential run in 2016. He even delusionally thinks that the Bush name has no baggage.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Sunday said the Bush family name will not drag down his political ambitions as he left open the possibility of running for president in 2016.
When asked whether the legacy of his brother, former President George W. Bush, who has a higher unfavorable than favorable rating, would be a liability, Bush said no.
“I don’t think there’s any Bush baggage at all. I love my brother. I’m proud of his accomplishments. I love my dad. I’m proud to be a Bush and if I run for president it’s not because of something in my DNA that compels me to do it,” Bush said on “Fox News Sunday” after host Chris Wallace cited a poll showing the former president with a 49 percent unfavorable rating.