Dec 312014
 

Jeb Bush has gotten an annoying amount of traction—that would be any traction whatsoever, really—in discussions of the 2016 field of GOP presidential candidates. It needs to stop now.

All examinations of Jeb Bush’s position on this and that, plans, vision, and whatever else ignore the political reality that his last name alone will cost the Republicans the election.

You can’t yahbut that away. What Jeb Bush will say or do has nearly nothing to do with his chances. A contrary view supposes that some significant number of non-Republican-base voters would be motivated to examine him, instead of say “another Bush? Really? I think not.”

Or do you think we have an electorate that’s more measured and thoughtful than that right now? If so, what is your evidence for such?

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 Posted by at 10:31 am

  5 Responses to “Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential candidacy is DOA”

  1. Yeah, he needs to just stay home. I agree with you on this one.

    • It’s like saying “I’m going to climb Mt. Everest, but I think I’ll carry this 50-lb. rock too just to build character.”

      Screw that.

  2. The mainstream media have chosen Jeb for us. That tells ya something right there.

  3. Perhaps have him run as VP? Interesting fact: The last time a Republican ticket won without a Nixon or Bush on it was 1928. Admittedly, those were very different parties back then too.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

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