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  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Jeb Bush has been almost constantly asked about his intentions of running for the Presidency in 2016. He has shied away from reporters on most occasions, but Sunday he began a more open discussion of the possibility. His biggest statement, and the one question he has really been avoiding during these questioning sessions in the past, regarded his thoughts on how the "Bush" name might affect his chances. Like I said, on Sunday he spoke up, saying how proud he was of both his father and his brother, and he felt sure the name Bush would be a true asset. BULL PUCKEY!!! His father got this country into the biggest recession this country has seen since the Depression of the 1920s, and his brother was in charge when the Republican Party in Florida learned how to, and first put into practice, outright voter obstruction of the Democratic Party during elections. I say bring it on Jeb, you don't stand a chance.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I'm not sure that I follow you with regards to President George HW Bush. Jeb's brother was the President during the lead up to the greatest recession we have seen since 1929 and Jeb was the one in charge in Florida when George W had the election handed to him. The Supreme Court ruled that the recount was being handled in a manner that violated the equal protection clause of the constitution and effectively handed the Presidency to George W. I believe it will go down as one of the worst decisions that our Supreme Court has ever made.

    With regards to Jeb's chance of actually being elected by the American people, I would only cautiously agree with you. I understand American's lack of memory and former President George W's approval numbers, which stands at 43 percent only four years after he left office as a disgraced President, reflects that. If the President that sent America to two different wars on the credit card and plundered us into a severe recession has already found himself back at near 50 percent approval rating, then I wouldn't be surprised in the least if the American people elect his younger brother for a second shot at things.

    However, the elder Bush is on my better side. He actually brought together a coalition of countries for the first Iraq War and wasn't dumb enough to occupy the country back in 1990 and 1991. He stated his objectives, achieved those objectives, and decimated the Iraqi armed forces without getting America bogged down in another Vietnam. Unfortunately, his oldest son decided to go a different route.