If Karl Rove gave a superb speech touting conservative values, would any conservative vote for him for president?
No, because of his previous performance. He lacks credibility based on his behavior.
Now look at Jeb Bush. He is erudite. But at the same time, he is a Bush, and we have had two example of why the Bush family should never again walk on the national stage.
The best thing Jeb Bush could do would be to limit his activities to electing Republican candidates who win primaries. It should not matter what kind of Republican they are. If they won the primary, and will face a Democrat, support them. Beyond that, nothing.
I hear Lyndsey Graham's the bee's knees.
Damn' straight. While it's still very early, and honestly I don't even want to start talking primaries until March of 2016 (when the'll likely be "over") I will say this:
If Jeb Bush is the Republican candidate, I'll vote third-party. If I'm gonna throw away my vote, it's not gonna be on another Bush.