In Jeb vs. Hillary, It’s Obvious Who’s the Fresh Face

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Looking toward the next presidential race, many commentators groan at the prospect of a tiresome dynastic war between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush.

Conventional wisdom sees both candidates as too shopworn to inspire enthusiasm, but Jeb Bush is hardly as familiar a celebrity as Secretary Clinton. He’s never run a political race outside of Florida and he doesn’t sound or look at all like his older brother: Jeb is four inches taller than George W, and he’s a Catholic convert, not a Christian evangelical.

If he runs for president he’ll look new and surprising to most voters and the press will write repeatedly about the “new model Bush” and his differences from his father and brother. Though the last name is famous, in a Jeb vs. Hillary race it’s obvious who offers the fresher face.

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  1. JGUY  •  Apr 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Interesting. A Bush Jindal or Bush Rice ticket could be interesting. If they
    want any chance they have to diversify – and not with a conservative like
    Bachman or Palin. I’m still amazed that Romney didn’t give Rice a nod last
    time. We live in a diverse world where lining up a couple of white guys would
    be political suicide no matter how sterling their resume. Of course, this is the
    republican party who while wondering why they arent seen as multi-anything
    did not bother to send even a representative to the MLK day events. Hello.

    • LAPhil  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Screw the RINO’s Bush and Rice. Let’s elect a real conservative like Cruz or Jindal.

      • Joe  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        Bush is OK, though honestly a Cruz/Rice ticket would excite me. Jindal would be a pretty weak candidate compared to Cruz, even considering the “damage” Cruz has caused to his image to those outside the movement.

    • Patrick  •  Apr 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Let’s draft Michael Reagan, President Reagan’s oldest son. How about it Michael?

  2. Neal C White  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    The Georgia State GOP Party passed a resolution at the convention stating the need to reach out to minorities. In the Georgia U. S. Senate race there are seven candidates. One, Derrick Grayson is a Black man. Thew party hardly recognizes his candidacy. He is running a grassroots campaign, accepts no money from corporations, PACS, Lobbyists, or wealthy individuals who will want access at a later time. Derrick believes it is the people who should fund their campaign. Therefore the Campaign, while very popular at events and political gatherings is more or less ignored by the Party. He has been left off of invitation to speak lists and not notified of events which are open to all candidates. Therefore I feel the GOP Party is whistling in the wind wen they suggest they are reaching to minorities. They are demonstrating in Georgia otherwise.

  3. Jan Degan  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    What about Ben Carson for VP?

  4. S Johnson  •  Apr 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    NO. And I mean Hell No,hey Mike enough of the RINO BS, follow the Consitition without picking and choosing parts you feel like enforcing. No more wishy washy it’s time to get real and you are not ! We will win by putting up a true conservative, I am done with we have to vote for who ever the old guard forces us to vote for,you want to win, show me where this has worked. It has not,get rid of those who say this and walk the talk.
    One last comment Micheal You are a RINO.

  5. Lynn Parkinson  •  Apr 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I like Scott Walker!

  6. Patrick  •  Apr 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Let’s nominate Michael Reagan, President Reagan’s oldest son. How about it Michael?

  7. Alan Harkrader  •  Apr 6, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    No matter who the R candidates are, if conservatives and RINOs don’t get together and support the ticket, we will end up with the Democrats presiding over the final chapter of the demise of America.

  8. Mort Jones  •  Apr 7, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Michael, you’re my alter ego.

  9. Sam  •  Apr 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Bush and Hillary are both ok and about the same.

  10. mark scott  •  Apr 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I am a pretty conservative Republican, and would fit in well with the T-Party. That being said, I don’t care who the Republicans nominate. There are a slew of good possibilities to choose from. I just want the Republican candidate to win. Whatever it takes, the Republicans have to get the White House away from the Democrats. If they don’t, the incoming Democrat President will begin with the executive orders and bypass Congress altogether. Especially if Congress is controlled by Republicans. Which brings me to a question. Is there any Constitutional power that Congress could use, short of impeachment, to stop Presidential executive orders? If not then our Constitution seems to have a major flaw that could open the door to quasi Presidential dictatorship.

  11. gary  •  Apr 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Bush against Hillary would be worst case scenario for the U.S., A LOSE,LOSE SITUATION,Clinton and Bush administrations are responsible for almost every problem this country is experiencing now. Glass Stegal,NAFTA,CAFTA, 2 WARS UNDER FALSE PRETENSES.ON AND ON

  12. Smith  •  Jun 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    As a proud “Hillsdale-ian” I witnessed the power of diversity in a group. I just know that the opposition research had better have a mean defense.

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