April 2, 2014
Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam (Scott Maxwell, 4/01/14, Orlando Sentinel)
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 2, 2014 3:05 PMRight now, Florida's 43rd governor towers above most of the other Republicans toying with a presidential run.Other guys may have their moments in the sun, temporarily firing up the base with a wisecrack, filibuster or fiery talk-show appearance. But their moments are fleeting."None of these big donors think Rand Paul is going to win. None think Ted Cruz is going to win," MSNBC's house conservative, Joe Scarborough, told his audience Monday. "None of these big donors think ... any of these people can win. They think Jeb can win the nomination."I agree with Joe. Of the party's current crop, he is the GOP's best shot -- a guy with a track record of doing, rather than simply yapping.And despite Bush's coy attempts to play the part of reluctant candidate, his travel and speech schedule -- in front of all the right crowds and donors -- reveal his true interest.