To no one’s surprise, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on Tuesday he would “actively explore” a 2016 run for the White House.
We’ve written about him before. This post, “Another Bush? Thanks, Jeb, but we’ve had enough,” is from March 2013, when he was promoting his soft-on-illegal-immigration book, written to keep him relevant after leaving office. It’s worth reviewing —- the post, not the book —- the hardcover of which can now be purchased for less than a buck on Amazon, exactly what it’s worth.
Nothing has changed except Jeb’s lost 15 lbs, attempting to shape up before entering the fray. Just in time to welcome in the New Year, he’s promising to send out 250,000 email releases from his time as governor and gearing up to release an eBook on his governing style to strut his digital hipness.
The eBook and emails could well serve as a calculated distraction from Bush’s finances, including overseas investments and his work for venture capital firms, which have recently come under scrutiny.
Well aware he holds numerous positions out of step with the conservative base of the Republican party, Bush acknowledges, “I am who I’ve been.”
Yep. We’ve noticed.
Who he’s “been” also includes Jeb Bush being a longtime and dedicated supporter of Common Core.
Apr. 23, 2014: Why Jeb Bush will never be President
Sept. 6, 2013: Jeb Bush opting out of 2016 presidential race?