July 12, 2013
THE THIRD WAY/THE BUSH WAY:
Rising again: Bush family returns to public stage (MICHAEL J. MISHAK, 7/12/13, AP)
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 12, 2013 5:13 PMThis week, former President George W. Bush surfaced from a self-imposed political exile to prod reluctant Republicans toward a broad immigration overhaul. He's also talking up his work on AIDS and cancer in Africa.His brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has written a book on immigration reform and is keeping the door open to his own presidential run in 2016.And George P. Bush, Jeb's oldest son, is running for statewide office in Texas. [...]With their image on the rebound, family members are openly criticizing their own party and promoting a more moderate -- they would say inclusive -- brand of Republicanism, one that could lay the groundwork for the next generation of a Bush dynasty."They are trying to redefine the mainstream," says Jack Pitney, a former national GOP official and government professor at Claremont McKenna College in California. "They are playing the long game. They are looking ahead."