Republican Big Wigs Pushing For Jeb Bush 2016

The push by Republican insiders for Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016 continues.

Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy.

Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House. (Read More)

Their track record at winning elections hasn’t been so good over the past few years. Do they think they’ll have better luck with another Bush? Ugh. I think they’re worried about Rand Paul.He’s building up quite an operation and is beginning to look like a serious contender. That must be making them nervous.