Bill Clinton and Jeb Bush have something in common. No, it's not idiot brothers. No, it's not both having a potential vested interest in the 2016 election. No, it's not both of them being sauve southern gentlemen whose faces happen to look like potatoes.
They are both undermining their party's candidates by going off-book at a crucial political juncture.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said today that both Ronald Reagan and his father George H. W. Bush would have had a difficult time getting nominated by today's ultra-conservative Republican Party.
"Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad — they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party — and I don't — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground…"
There's already speculation that Jeb Bush is attempting to break away, positioning himself as a moderate, in preparation for the 2016 election. If he doesn't make these statements now, he'll have nothing to flip-flop against in the future.
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