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A report out over the weekend indicates the entire Bush clan is supportive of a Jeb Bush 2016 campaign and will work on his behalf in the coming months.

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Report from the New York Times:

When Jeb Bush decides whether to run for president, there will be no family meeting à la Mitt Romney, no gathering at Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport to go over the pros and cons. “I don’t think it’ll be like a big internal straw poll,” said his son, Jeb Bush Jr.

But if there were, the results of the poll are pretty much in. As Mr. Bush nears a decision to become the third member of his storied family to seek the presidency, the extended Bush clan and its attendant network, albeit with one prominent exception, are largely rallying behind the prospect and pulling the old machine out of the closet.

“No question,” Jeb Jr. said in an interview, “people are getting fired up about it — donors and people who have been around the political process for a while, people he’s known in Tallahassee when he was governor. The family, we’re geared up either way.” Most important, he added, his mother, Columba, the prospective candidate’s politics-averse wife, has given her assent. [Emphasis added]

The last line which I emphasized might be the most important hurdle for many politicians. Is their spouse supportive of the grueling nature of a presidential run? You might recall that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was rumored to be interested in launching a 2012 campaign but decided against doing so because his wife and family were not on board.

If Jeb’s wife is on board as is the rest of the family, the first hurdle may be already crossed. George H. W. and George W. are on board also so he’s already got two former President’s to stump for him.

4 COMMENTS

  1. You didn’t mention “Bar.” The matriarch of the clan famously said in January that this country doesn’t need anymore dynasties, and if only a Bush or Clinton can get nominated, we’re in real trouble.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/barbara-bush-family-presidents-102286.html

    69% of the people agree–maybe that we’ve already had one Bush too many:

    http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/04/30/bush-clinton-political-dynasties-poll/

    Even Forbes agrees:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/cedricmuhammad/2014/01/19/barbara-bush-is-right-about-political-dynasties-but-america-would-elect-jeb-bush-anyway/

    Bar did back away in March:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/cedricmuhammad/2014/01/19/barbara-bush-is-right-about-political-dynasties-but-america-would-elect-jeb-bush-anyway/

    And I have been wondering if it was all a two-pronged purpose (1) to ridicule Hillary, and (2) to take the pressure off Jeb until he could see if anyone else has traction.

    Since the party can’t come up with a star, and has even begun talking about settling fora rerun (perfect response, “Whachu talkin’ ’bout, WILLARD??”), I guess Jeb feels that it’s his duty to accept the crown.

    • Yes, you’re correct about Barbara back in March but she sounds like the minority now. Plus, you think she’s not going to get on board if everyone else decides to go for it?

      I concur with all those articles. I think it’s insane for the GOP to flirt with putting another Bush on the ballot when the Dems seem set with putting a Clinton there first. Provide the fresh candidate, not the re-run.

  2. Fellow Americans, it is time to seek the truth about the Bush family political agenda. From Bush Father to the Bush son “George W. Bush” They are sycophants Killers, their ideology is; the ends justified the means, when Bush the father was the CIA director, we wah involved in drug trafficking with Noriega and when Bush the father become president he invaded Panama and killed thousands of innocent people to control the Panama canal, he also was involved in other crimes, George W Bush, Dick Cheney and the Bush administration were the ones that planned and executors of the 9/11 demolition of the tween towers and the killings of the 3 thousands Americans and all the Americans and the middle eastern innocent people that die in the wars.Americans should never again vote for any career politician, Washington is corrupt and controlled by Neocon- globalist elite. On 2016 vote for Rand Paul

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