Not the point. How many lemmings would it take to vote in Jeb as a nominee? In a fractured primary process, a small number. What does it say about a political process that the genius is seen by voters to reside exclusively in 2 families? If Jeb signed on to every conservative position espoused in this board we are still lemmings for buying into family rule.
You can expect that the establishment will huddle together and decide who is to run alone against half a dozen Tea Party candidates. And judging by 2012, the RINO candidate is going to get at least 25% of the ‘moderate’ Republican vote in each of the primary states. We need to amass enough votes behind one candidate to beat that comfortably.
Not necessarily true. It would depend on the other candidates. With GWB, the field didn’t have much to offer. It was not a question of family rule but of candidates.
However, in this case Jeb’s family is not a benefit but rather than obstacle we will not be able to overcome.