June 1, 2005

IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY, HE WOULDN'T BE RUNNING:

Senior Bush plugs Jeb for president 'someday' (June 1, 2005, CNN)

"He'd be awfully good," the elder Bush said. "This guy's smart, big and strong. Makes the decisions. And you know, not without controversy, but he's led that state."

But the former president, who turns 81 this month, said, "The timing's wrong. The main thing is, he doesn't want to do it."

But he added, "Nobody believes that."


He should certainly wait three years before running.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 1, 2005 10:58 AM
Comments

You mean, announce his candidacy at the convention?

Posted by: pj at June 1, 2005 1:24 PM

He'll make Condi a nice running mate.

Posted by: Mike Morley at June 1, 2005 2:55 PM

If the Dems go with Hillary, Jeb can run. If they go with anyone else, the dynasty problem is too much.

Posted by: dave s at June 1, 2005 3:29 PM

Which side's convention goes first in 2008?

Posted by: Gideon at June 1, 2005 6:24 PM

GOP goes 1st next time.

Posted by: Dave W at June 1, 2005 10:52 PM

The party out of power goes first, doesn't it?

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 1, 2005 10:54 PM

"If the election were held today..."

...it'd be November, and I don't know about you, but I'd be wondering how the summer went. by so fast.

And it doesn't really matter whose convention goes first, as things will be settled by mid-March '008 at the latest. If they aren/t, then that party is the guaranteed loser.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at June 1, 2005 10:57 PM

jim - They alternate, I think.

Posted by: pj at June 2, 2005 9:52 AM
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