Jeb Bush 2016: Will George W Bush’s Brother Take On Hillary Clinton For President?
Could a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign be in the works? If so, can George W. Bush’s brother take on Hillary Clinton if she chooses to run?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign is already in the works by some Republicans, especially considering that Mitt Romney is denying he will run. Even Barbara Bush seems to wonder why her son has not tried to make the run for POTUS:
“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.”
But considering how much political debate there is over illegal immigrants right now some Republicans may be shocked that Jeb Bush considers illegal immigration an “act of love”:
“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.”
There’s a lot of diverse opinions on whether or not a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign would even work. In fact, some view Jeb’s views on immigration reform to be a breath of fresh air for the GOP:
“On education, Bush has become authentically one of the leading education reformers in the nation today, a source of new ideas about improving public schools that he largely implemented as Florida governor and would be expected to fight for as president…. Bush has also shown courage on the immigration reform issue. He has made himself a target of the far-right fringe of the Republican Party base that, at least to date, has disproportionately influenced the Republican presidential nomination process.”
The National Journal believes that neither Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush are fit to run this time around based upon Americans being dissatisfied with the Obama administration, which happened to continue many of the Bush administration policies:
“Clinton’s challenge will be to maintain her above-water favorability ratings, despite being closely tied to an unpopular administration…. Many of these voters have become disillusioned under the Obama administration and have been trending away from the Democratic Party. The good news for Clinton is that they’re receptive to her candidacy. The bad news is that once she announces as a candidate, there’s a risk that her appeal fades away with these groups as Republican attacks begin…. As accomplished as Jeb Bush is, the notion that he’d be the party’s strongest contender against Clinton is fanciful—and that’s if he could even manage to get out of a primary. He hasn’t won an election since 2002, he’s proven slow to adapt to the new media landscape and navigating the waters between establishment leadership and the tea-party grassroots. Most importantly, his last name carries significant baggage.”
But others GOP consultants believe that Jeb would be better suited as a vice president this time around:
“Jeb would be perfectly acceptable to the base if the nominee is a proven conservative. If it’s [New Jersey Governor Chris] Christie or some moderate, Jeb would be a no go. On the other hand, if a right-wing nominee wanted to make a bow towards the middle and add some Hispanic vote appeal, Jeb would be a good choice.”
Do you think Jeb Bush would be a decent presidential candidate for the 2016 elections?