March 12, 2005

HE CAN HAVE WHICHEVER SPOT ON THE TICKET HE WANTS:

Jeb Bush for VP? (Robert Novak, Mar 12, 2005, National Ledger)

Nationally prominent Republicans are talking to each other about the possibility of getting Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to accept the vice-presidential nomination in 2008 since he has ruled out running for president that year.

Bush probably would be the front-runner for the party's next presidential nomination if he only had a different last name. GOP politicians agree that five Bush presidential nominations out of the last six campaigns would be one too many for the country to take. But second place on the ticket might be acceptable to voters.


First of all, he'll be running against Bill Clinton's wife. Second the strengths he brings--family ties, incumbent president working for him, big state governor, Catholic, Latino, etc.--far outweigh the supposed negative.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 12, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

What a bunch of rubbish. Having the last name Bush will be anything but a hindrance.

When a company has a popular, well known, easily recognized brand name, it's considered a valuable asset.

Posted by: capt mike at March 12, 2005 6:35 AM

Don't think the country will be in the mood for either a Bush or Clinton dynasty.

Posted by: Vanderleun at March 12, 2005 8:20 PM

Vanderleun:

It's not up to them, but to the parties, in one of which Bill is the most popular figure of the past four decades in the other of which W is the most popular since Bob Taft.

Posted by: oj at March 12, 2005 11:00 PM
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