The emerging rift in the GOP is making itself evident within the party’s most important family: Many members of the Bush family as well as their former advisers are hesitant to endorse Trump, unlike right-wingers like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
More than most, the Bushes have played their family dramas out in public, at our expense. The American people are still paying the bill.
Dynasties will stay on our minds while there’s a Bush or a Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But I have a little news to break: The Bushes are an American political dynasty, and the Clintons certainly are not.
Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.
After six months of fundraising, foreign tours, town halls, and media interviews — conducted under the pretense of “considering a run” — Jeb Bush made it official with a rally Monday afternoon.
Jeb Bush’s last name comes with advantages that are difficult to overstate. In a presidential race, he gets, among other things, instant name recognition and a built-in fundraising apparatus from his father and brother. Those assets alone explain why a man who hasn’t won an election in more than a decade is nonetheless considered a […]
The Bush name, and more important, its financial and political network, provide a huge advantage in the early going. Jeb Bush is well aware he can’t escape.