Americans, based on Jeb’s Bobby Vee-ish last debate performance, have to wonder if Jeb’s campaign is set to tank. Well, whoever was responsible for allowing Bush to go after Marco Rubio in such sophomoric fashion needs to be history, that’s for sure.
Unquestionably, the Bush campaign needs a makeover and a new focus fast. But Bush has two solid hole cards to play, time and money. The Jeb Bush being presented to Americans at that last debate is not a shadow of the Jeb Bush who was governor of Florida.
Jeb Bush is a proven, capable administrator. He has the advantage of understanding the mistakes his brother George made as well as the family background to benefit from the wisdom of “realists” Brent Scowcroft and James Baker. George W. Bush knows full well that Scowcroft was right, and that taking out strongman Saddam Hussein was a dreadful mistake that destabilized the Middle East. And Jeb must know the same can be said about the debacle in Libya. Now we have Syria and the hawks, along with the Obama administration, screaming to knock out strongman Bashar al- Assad, failing once again to give proper weight to the “law of unintended consequences.”
Can Americans actually envision Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office? Sounds scary to me. How about Ben Carson, with absolutely zero background in managing anything? Both have brought some snap to the Republican campaign, but does either make sense as president?
Jeb Bush has ample time to come forth with an aggressive approach that features his abundant strong points. I will agree that, to date, his heart does not appear to be in the race. And it may not be. If so, it is time for him to withdraw. If Jeb actually wants to hold the most important job in the world, it is time he lets Americans know who he really is.