Yipes! Another Bush in the white house?

26 Nov

President Obama isn’t even sworn in for his second term yet and already people are testing the water for the 2016 race.

Upwards of 15 prominent Republicans are privately thinking of a 2016 campaign for the presidency — and the most serious and ambitious of the bunch are already jumping in, some very publicly.

Don’t expect them to officially announce or even officially decide for many months, but Senator Marco Rubio, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan are doing nothing to hide their presidential ambitions.

And Ron Paul is looking at another run, again.

Then there’s this: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is said to be weighing financial and family considerations as well as the place within the Republican Party of the Bush brand.

After Mitt Romney got clobbered by a Democratic coalition built around overwhelming support from Hispanics and other fast-growing demographic groups, many Republicans are looking for a candidate who can help make the party more inclusive without giving up its conservative principles.

We ask: it’s that even possible?

No one is the subject of more speculation at this point than Bush.

Like his brother, the former President, Bush is against abortion and disagrees with higher taxes.

What he has to fight are bad feelings about the family brand after the presidency of George W. Bush, who continues to be criticized by many conservatives for overseeing bailouts and expanding the size of government.

But to his supporters, Jeb Bush is the man for the moment.

His wife was born and raised in Mexico, he speaks Spanish and supports overhauling the immigration system in a way that would provide a route to citizenship for people already in the country illegally but otherwise law-abiding.

You can expect all the wannabe’s to start staking out their place in line by the end of next summer.

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