Sunday, March 30, 2014

Political Regurgitation in 2016?

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

There was an article in the on-line Washington Post this morning which discussed the very likely event of yet another Bush seeking the White House.  This time, of course, the horse in the race will be former Florida governor Jeb Bush.  It is, after all, his turn.

The article, titled:  "Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race," began this way:

"Many of the Republican Party's most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy."

The second paragraph noted that those Republican fat cats are "alarmed by the steady rise of Rand Paul."  After years of marginalizing Ron Paul as a kooky outsider, the party elders now have the deal with the son as a serious contender.

The remainder of the article noted that while the rich donors and party insiders are trying to entice Bush, he is also playing them - making speeches and raising money for Republican candidates, issuing policy statements, and appearing in all of the right places and at all of the right events.  It would seem that Bush and the party bigwigs are courting each other.

It would be a laughable situation if not for the fact that the Democratic Party also seems hellbent on going with a family member of a former President.  Not only is the entire situation not laughable, it is awfully damned sad.

1 comment:

Don said...

You would think that we could do better than to repeat either the Bush or the Clinton years.

I'm not sure who'd make an ideal candidate (Obama has cured me of that fantasy) but we desperately need new blood and new solutions to a whole slew of old problems