Are the actions of illegal immigrants an act of love? That’s what Jeb Bush just said, which is dramatically breaking ranks with what most Republicans have to say on the matter.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign is already in the works by some Republicans:
“I sense a boomlet about Jeb Bush is all about Chris Christie. People thought they were going to ride the Chris Christie horse and…they now think that horse may be lame and they’re looking for somebody else.”
Other pundits think Jeb’s son, George P. Bush, might be better suited for a 2016 run, but apparently Barbara Bush would disagree:
“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.”
Part of the reason that Jeb’s son is considered an option for 2016 is because of his appeal to the Hispanic community. So perhaps Bush senior has been taking notes because his recent statement about illegal immigrants and immigration reform may give some Republicans whiplash:
“I’m going to say this and it will be on tape and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally… and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime. There should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.”
Do you think Jeb Bush is trying to prepare for a 2016 presidential election campaign by making such a statement about illegal immigrants?