Veepstakes Tuesdays: Jeb Bush

12 06 2012

With Florida being a continual toss-up state, many people believe that Romney should look there to find his running mate. While most people believe that Marco Rubio is the answer to this search, others think that Jeb Bush would make a better alternative.

Bush, father of former President George H. W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush, is the former governor of Florida, and certainly does not lack the pedigree to lead at the top level. He has proven that he can win as a Republican in Florida, which automatically gives you a few points on a VP score card, and he has been making a lot of news lately.

Unfortunately for him, most of this news has carried negative headlines despite the fact that his words were twisted out of context. Despite the fact that his son says he would take the job if asked, Bush has said many times that he is not interested in taking the job, but he wants Rubio to get the nomination. If selected as the nominee, the Democrats will attack this statement. Also, he is still too closely associated with his brother’s administration, which still holds a negative connotation with many people.

I personally do not think that he would add anything to the ticket if asked to be the nomination, and if not played carefully, he might actually hurt Romney’s chances at the presidency. I have heard a lot of buzz surrounding Bush the past few days, but I do not think that he will be the one to get the nomination.

Like usual, here are my sources & comment below and tell me who you want to be the VP nominee.




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