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?