A number of Republican leaders and donors–motivated by pragmatism and looking for a candidate who is moderate enough to actually win the next presidential election–are trying to persuade Jeb Bush to run. Of course, these are the same win-at-any-cost pragmatists who gave us Mitt Romney and John McCain.
Whatever the virtues of Jeb Bush, the Bush “brand” is surely a liability, and choosing candidates from a family dynasty is surely a monarchical instinct and unworthy of a free republic. (The same holds true for Clintons and Kennedys.) Or am I missing something? [Read more...]