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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bush Business

Advantages for Jeb Bush:  a successful governorship. a largely conservative ideology, fluency in Spanish.

Disadvantages:  his last name, his support for Common Core

At Bloomberg, Joshua Green points out that Bush's business dealings would complicate a presidential run in at least three ways:

First is the practical business of extricating himself.

Second is the "Romney problem" -- the broad-brush image of a heartless rich guy who traded on family connections to make himself even richer.

Third is the ammo dump of oppo that his business web generates.  Phrases such as "backing from a Chinese conglomerate" invite oppo guys to dig up details that they can use to paint him as the second coming of Raymond Tusk from House of Cards.


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