Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bush 45?

Let's face it: The 2016 campaign cycle essentially began the day after the 2014 midterms. As such, this announcement from John Ellis "Jeb" Bush was not at all unexpected.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity to gather together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.

Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.

We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football.

We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.

In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.

Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.

Jeb Bush

Given the reaction on social media, it seems pretty obvious that many have grown weary of the names Bush and Clinton (yes, it also seems to be a forgone conclusion that Hillary Clinton will run once again). Personally I think that's unfair to Jeb, as he is nothing like his father or his brother. Actually he's worse, something which David Limbaugh beautifully summed up via Twitter.

Alas, there really isn't any reason for conservative and libertarian Republicans to have the vapors over this. I'm pretty sure that Bush will not be the only GOP candidate to declare for the 2016 race. So yes, as a matter of fact, I am keeping my options wide open.


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