Well, well, well…while most of us still aren’t over our disappointment regarding Dear Leader being reelected, it sure didn’t take long for another Bush to put his toe in the water when it comes to thinking about a presidential run for 2016, that Bush being Jeb Bush. I do wonder if this information that’s been put out there recently is a trial balloon or not…or if Jeb’s dead serious about this. Plus, you have to wonder if he’d put Marco Rubio on the ticket as his VP as well.
After you read this report…see what you think. – This is via DC:
Friends of Jeb Bush say the former Florida governor is starting to mull a run for president in 2016, according to the The New York Times.
The newspaper says the Republican – whose father and brother were both president – is “weighing financial and family considerations.”
Those considerations include the length of time he’s spent in office, how the recession hurt his wealth and whether Republicans are ready to nominate another Bush.
“It continues to intrigue him, given how much he has to share with the country,” Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, said of Bush.
Earlier this week, his son, Jeb Bush Jr., seemed to indicate that Bush is open to a campaign by saying in a CNN interview, “I certainly hope so,” when asked if his father will run.
It’s believed that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – who considers Bush to be a mentor and is thought to have national ambitions– would likely not embark on a campaign for president if Bush decided to run.
The newspaper reported that when Rubio held a post-election strategy session with advisers to discuss his political future last week, “the question of Mr. Bush, a mentor, hung over the room.”
Earlier this month, a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling indicated that Bush and Rubio are the early presidential favorites among Florida Republicans. In that poll of numerous potential Republican presidential candidates, Bush is preferred by 28 percent and Rubio is favored by 22.
Despite this report being thru the New York Times…I don’t doubt this at all. How ’bout you?
Plus…what would you think of a Bush/Rubio ticket? – You can be sure the GOP/RNC big-wigs in power behind the scenes, along with the Karl Roves of the world will be pushing this down our throats as well.
Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!