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If Republicans Want to Lose in 2016 They Should Nominate Jeb Bush

December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush, who doesn’t think he needs conservatives, has sort of thrown his hat into the ring for 2016.

No disrespect to presidents George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush but you know what? Enough already.

There’s a culture of nepotism and legacy that needs to be excised from our nation’s capital.

We’ve had enough Clintons, Bushes and Kennedys to last us a century.

If the Republican Party wants to lose in 2016, there’s hardly a better choice than a Jeb Bush candidacy.

Conservatives and Libertarians who vote Republican know that Jeb is everything they didn’t like about George W. Bush magnified by 100. Not to mention the field day a Bush campaign would present to the mainstream media which is already salivating at the prospect.

Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review gets it…

Jeb Bush: The Wrong Name at the Wrong Time

And they’re off! This morning, in a notably understated Facebook post, former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced that he was thinking about thinking about running for the White House. “I have decided,” Bush confirmed, “to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.” “Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season,” he teased.” “I’ll be in touch soon.”

The reactions came thick and fast. Depending on the speaker, Bush was greeted as a glorified Democrat, hiding inside an elephant’s hide; as a colorless moderate, too insipid and too dull to provoke any reaction at all; or as precisely the sort of competent, calm, and respectable politician that Republicans will need if they are to win back control of the executive branch. Celebrating the move, Bush’s champions focused on his excellent record as a two-term governor and played up his social conservatism; lamenting the news, his detractors relitigated his approach to the disaster that is Common Core, and his unreliable position on immigration.

Read it all.

America needs a real change. It won’t come at the hands of another Bush or Clinton.

It won’t come in the form of Obama 2.0 (Elizabeth Warren) either.

Jeb Bush may be a fine man but I’ll never vote for him and I know I’m not alone.

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