Could a George P. Bush 2016 presidential election bid be around the corner for the rising Texas star? He’s only won the Republican primaries but many feel Prescott is a shoe-in against his Democratic opponent in the red state.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, George W. Bush’s approval rating is actually higher than President Obama when compared during the same time frame in their eight years of holding the highest office in the United States. The polls even reveal that Americans consider Obama more of an “incompetent liar,” and that was before the potential war between Ukraine and Russia started brewing.
So when George Prescott Bush ran for Texas land commissioner, some began to feel this was just the start of his political career. Similar ideas have been raised in the past for his father, Jeb Bush, but a presidential election bid never came to fruition. But already some are saying things could be different for Prescott.
The Republican party is working hard to win the votes of Hispanics. It’s believed Bush could help create inroads with Hispanic voters since he has a Mexican mother and can speak fluent Spanish. George P. Bush is also the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a group that helps elect Hispanic candidates.
Still, perhaps not everyone in the family is that enthusiastic about the idea. Barbara Bush was asked about the Bush “dynasty” and a potential George P. Bush 2016 presidential election bid and she instead seemed to prefer Jeb over his son:
“I say in this country, which is such a great country, there are more than three families. Then I read that ‘The Bully Pulpit’ by Doris Kearns Goodwin. She points out that in 1700, there were only three families. So maybe it’s OK. It just seems to me ridiculous in a country this size that we didn’t have other families. I mean we’ve got great governors…other people. I just don’t understand it. And maybe Jeb’s given all he should give, because he’s worked awfully hard for a long time. But he is the best qualified person in the country, there’s no question about it.”
This makes sense since, in comparison to his father, Prescott lacks experience and Jeb Bush is the more likely 2016 presidential candidate. But in the RealClearPolitics surveys of Republican primary voters, Jeb ranks behind Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, and Paul Ryan. Never mind if Hillary Clinton does run in 2016; the early polls indicated she’d beat any Republican sent her way.
Still, there remains a large hatred toward George W. Bush and critics will be quick to remind everyone how Prescott has a history of drinking and getting arrested while naked with an underage teen. Of course, his uncle famously suffered from similar personal issues when younger and went on to be a two-term POTUS.
Do you think George P. Bush has a chance at the 2016 presidential election?