8.11.15

Analyzing the impact of the family legacy on Jeb Bush's campaign

“Jeb hasn’t been able to stake out a clear position regarding his brother.  If he had been able to do so, his dad publicly criticising W’s administration would probably be helpful to him – ‘I agree with my dad, there were unhelpful people in my brother’s administration and I won’t make the same mistake.’



But he’s been unable to do that, and though he’s waffled when asked about sensitive topics like Iraq, in the end he’s defended his brother. Because he hasn’t been clear and decisive, he’s failed to score important points in the minds of voters, either for independence or for loyalty.
He comes across as half-pregnant when it comes to his brother and I’m not sure that these remarks of his dad will help him clarify. If anything, they’ll make it muddier for him.”

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