June 14, 2013

SCHLAPP HAPPY WITH JEB:

Don't Disqualify Jeb Bush Because of His Last Name (MERCEDES SCHLAPP, June 14, 2013, US News)

While I was in the room, it just hit me. If only the American people could witness what we saw. He spoke from the heart about the lessons he learned from his father. He read excerpts from his dad's book, "All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings." At moments, he was emotional and explained how his father taught his children about the importance of public service and humility in leadership. Governor Bush was inspirational and driven with a sense of purpose where he knows that he has so much to give and lead our country.

In moments like these where Washington seems so divided and toxic, filled with scandals and chaos, Bush provides a sense of calm and clarity. During the interview, he explained how our leaders could achieve more with greater humility and stressed the importance of building successful coalitions. He shared that in today's world of self-centeredness the job of leader is to rise above himself/herself and focus on serving others.

Bush also addressed the illiteracy crisis in a country where over 35 million adults are unable to read or write, and how his mom's foundation is implementing programs nationwide to help adults and children become literate.   

He also talked about immigration reform and the importance of Republicans working with Democrats, being part of the conversation and providing the solution to modernize our immigration system and address illegal immigration. As U.S. News &World Report managing editor Robert Schlesinger reported in his most recent article, Governor Jeb Bush provided a "pretty good talking points blueprint of how to address conservative concerns" during a Bipartisan Policy Center event.

His ability to delve into complex policies and find workable solutions is the type of leadership we desperately need in Washington. 

Posted by at June 14, 2013 6:22 PM
  

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