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As a right-leaning political scientist I think Hillary is smarter than Jeb Bush. (She's out-earned him and arguably the only reason Bill+her are rich is because she wisely saved their sham marriage in a calculating move). Jeb Bush strikes me as the quintessential "in the right spot" candidate. Truth be told Hillary, like her or not, is a viscous trench fighter. She'd basically have to be to keep a serial lecher like Bill from complete collapse over the years.
Jeb Bush strikes me as a weak man. He just does. He seems to have lived a very sheltered, liberal esq Miami Hispanic esq lifestyle that in the end while it may get a lot of nice things said about him among Hispanics they're still gong to vote Democrat due to economic reasons. Jeb Bush is going to be stuck having infuriated and ridiculed the GOP far right base and Hillary will have the Left in full force forcing Jeb Bush to legalize immigrants which will absolutely end him on election day with his white GOP base. That's how it will go down I suspect. Primarily because I don't see how Jeb Bush can, with his Hispanic family situation, "Swing right and make his grand swing right believable to himself let alone anyone else". IF Jeb Bush cannot make a believable swing right, as Romney could not, then he will lose to the believable Leftist, Hillary.
That is why Romney lost. He wasn't a believable conservative. You just knew something was off. Jeb Bush strikes me as the same way hearing him talk on immigration, on Iraq. Maybe he has it in him but so far I don't see it.
Last edited by Ryan5; 05-21-15 at 08:56 AM.
Jeb Bush faces the modern dilemma of all US political class conservatives. He's of the upper class social liberal class of US society just as Romney and such people aren't (usually) good at pretending to be middle class conservative heroes as they claim. The dismal truth is they're often more liberal than your average middle class liberal.
I'm still convinced Walker will be the GOP's nominee. He's just as much of a so called "RINO" as Jeb, though for some reason he gets a pass from the conservative base...at least right now.
Karl Rove: The Myth of the Stay-at-Home Republicans - WSJ
With all of this talk about "Obama destroying America", and "Obama hates white people", did you really think conservatives were going to stay home and let him ride his way to an easy victory? Nah.