Skip to comments.The Next George Bush: Can the heir to America's oldest political dynasty save the GOP?
Posted on 01/27/2014 10:05:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Its an unseasonably warm midwinter day when a giant blue campaign bus arrives at a downscale strip mall in Pasadena, Texas, announcing the imminent return of a Republican dynasty. George Prescott Bush, the scion of arguably the most successful political family in American history, is launching a statewide bus tour that will introduce him to public prominence as he runs for commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, an important but generally obscure statewide position.
Bush is a lock: He faces no serious challengers, a fact attributable largely to the overwhelming advantages that accompany his name. Come November, the handsome, studious and half-Hispanic 37-year-old George P. will walk into public office, and a choir of observers will begin a round of intense speculation about what his ascension means for his party, his state and his country.
One might think the Bushes had acclimatized themselves to public recognition by now. Yet theres Pierce Bush, another nephew of former President George W., fleece-jacketed and playful-seeming as he circles the giant bus emblazoned with a huge blowup of George P.s face, taking pictures with his phone. Its not every day you see your cousin on one of these, he tells me. He seems proudand a bit incredulous.
Inside the strip mall, the small office of the San Jacinto Republican Women is packed. Older women stand around chatting about P.his resemblance to different members of the Bush family and the well-being of Barbara Bush, George P.s grandmother, who recently told the nation it should forget the dynasty thing and look outside of the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes for a new generation of leaders. Her grandson seems not to have taken the message personally; asked about it at another campaign stop, George P. said that Barb was talking mostly about the presidency....
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What are his qualifications for a statewide office?
These people should be plucking tar and feathers off themselves and the Clintons in exile in someplace far away.
No, never, fair, unfair, etc. I don’t care who runs against him. I hereby swear by all that’s holy, I will never vote for another Bush.
A party that puts one up for President is giving me the finger.
B/S. No bush!!
There’s only one Hispanic from Texas I’ll vote for and he’s not a Bush.
I thought our oldest political dynasty was the Tafts.
Then what are we?
Stay Out Da Bushes.
Stay out of the bushes!! The GOP doesn’t need further “saving” by a Bush.
Since when does someone from a "connected political family" need experience!
They just merely "are," that's enough!
Had all of the Kennedy boys lived, we'd have had the same thing and even now, the Kennedy devotees are continuously trying to drag one offspring or another into office.
Especially with the Kennedy's, they could be blubbering idiots (Teddy qualified here) and they'd still be Presidential material!
The Bush's seem to be attempting the same thing!
Somebody must be whispering into Ma or Pa Bush's ear that JEB's a bit past his political "shelf life."
It’s time for voters to reject all political dynasties - the Kennedy’s, Cuomos & Clintoons and the Bushes as well. Make the succeeding generations get real jobs. It’s bad enough that we have a permanent government in the federal bureaucracy and ITS rubber-stamped-by-Congress regulations. We need “fresh blood” in those elected to Washington D.C., not political oligarchies.
They gave you the finger already with Bush 2 !
Please tell me this RINO toddler has a primary opponent.
Never thought I’d agree with the Jesse Jackson.
If you live long enough, I guess you see it all.
No more politics by surname, please.
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