Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Jeb is Running
Jeb Bush has just announced on FaceBook that he has" decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States." This is no surprise; one of his good friends told me last March that Jeb would run.
I wish him well. I really do.
But I do not want to see him become the nominee. It is not his last name. I think the Bush fatigue that the country experienced at the end of W's term has largely dissipated due the incompetence and mendacity of Obama. Every day that Obama remains in office makes W look better by comparison. (Hell, Jimmy Carter looks better by comparison).
Jeb is by all accounts a smart and decent man. However, he is not conservative enough on immigration or on Common Core.
I am sick and tired of the Republican party nominating moderates. When we nominate moderates we lose. We saw this with Ford, Dole, Bush 41's bid for reelection, McCain and Romney. All moderates.
When we nominate bold and unapologetic conservatives -- Reagan and W -- we win. To my mind, Jeb would govern more like his father than his brother.
To be sure, he'd be a better president than Hillary or Fauxaontas. If he is the nominee I will therefore support him. I just hope that isn't the case.