Saturday, February 14, 2015

Clown Car Rundown, Person the Third: Jeb Finesses His Brother's Legacy -- Not!

"When they ask me what I think about Iraq, I'll just say 'George W. who?'

That should work great.
"I won't talk about the past," Bush said on Friday when a reporter asked him about an upcoming foreign policy speech in Chicago, according to Bloomberg Politics. "I'll talk about the future. If I'm in the process of considering the possibility of running, it's not about re-litigating anything in the past. It's about trying to create a set of ideas and principles that will help us move forward."
The former Florida governor said that if he decides to run for president in 2016, his campaign would focus on a positive vision of the future rather than focus on the past.
BTW, Jeb's got the BIG MONEY lead and is doing his best to put distance between himself and the rest of the clown-car occupants, and, who knows, it just might work. I don't know. Getting all the money in the world may not help Jeb get people to forget his record or that of his brother.

Saying I don't wanna talk about it clearly is not a winning long-term strategy. Stand-your-ground law? The past. Terri Schiavo? The past. Quitting the boards of all your business interests suddenly? The past. Being against stem-cell research? The past. Being for Common Core? The past (maybe).
His stand on immigration? Who knows? That one cuts both ways.

How will my brother's foreign policy differ from mine? That's easy. His was in the past, mine's in the future!

Way to get your credibility on, baby bro.

And, BTW, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz won't allow you to slide by. They'll have the knives out. You may yet prevail -- my money's on you, as a matter of fact -- but at what cost? One thing's for certain. You're going to need an Etch-A-Sketch moment. Or two.

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