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Another Bush is giving presidency a go; Jeb Bush announced his presidential bid this week in Florida. Fortunately for him, he had the endorsement from the 90-year-old family matriarch and former First Lady, Barbara Bush.

But is her support enough to propel another Bush to the White House? And is the world ready for another Bush as the America’s commander-in-chef?

Jeb Bush is the second of Barbara’s four children to run for President, with George W having already followed in his father George H.W’s footsteps and leading the country. Jeb, a former two-term governor of Florida, is looking to make history as the third member of his family to reach the oval office.

Speaking of his success as governor, Jeb said, “We led, we reformed, we got results. That’s what’s missing from Washington”. He even promised that if elected he would “change the culture” of Washington.

Clearly Jeb has lived quite an extraordinary life and has been exposed to politics from Day One. In fact, Jeb didn’t mention either his father or brother in his speech but did allude to his family stock stating, “Take from a guy who met his first president on the day he was born, and his second on the day he was brought home from hospital”.

According to varying reports, Jeb has been coined the inevitable winner of the nomination based on his family’s legacy, although he does acknowledge that he will have to earn it.  Jeb states “I will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win”.

His logo for the campaign, pictured below simply states, “Jeb!”, noticeably missing his surname, so it seems he is trying to distance himself from his family’s White House legacy. This is very similar to the previous Hillary Clinton campaign who dropped her last name for her “Hillary for America” campaign slogan.

Jeb’s bid has been met with some controversy. There was a group of demonstrators at his candidacy speech in neon yellow shirts holding signs and chanting, “Will you deport our families?”, calling for reforms to America’s immigration system. After the demonstrators were escorted out, Jeb said that as President he would pass meaningful immigration reform. Bush’s wife is a Mexican immigrant.

Another person who has put their name in the hat for president is Donald Trump. The real estate mogul and reality TV star stated in his campaign kick-off speech, “Sadly the American dream is dead, but if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before”.

What are you thoughts on the recent 2016 presidential bids? Do you care?

Who do you thin would make a better President for the US, Donald Trump or Jeb Bush?

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  1. Both Bush’s had very good points.

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    • Guns are not something to base your judgement on…Australia had a gun amnesty and we still have murders. Find something that they both did that helped America.

    • According to our research engine:
      Domestic accomplishments of President Bush:
      Implemented the $1.3 trillion “Bush tax cuts” of 2001 and 2003, significantly lowering the marginal tax rates for nearly all U.S. taxpayers
      Signed the No Child Left Behind Act reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and supporting standards-based education reform
      Signed the USA PATRIOT Act enhancing law enforcement investigatory tools related to terrorism, and established the Department of Homeland Security
      Promoted socially conservative policies like the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
      Enacted Medicare Part D into law and vetoed State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation expanding federally funded health care benefits
      Implemented several free trade agreements and pushed for offshore and domestic oil drilling
      Championed comprehensive immigration reform and Social Security reform, but the legislation for either cause never mustered enough support to pass Congress
      Sent FEMA resources to the South in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but soon came under withering criticism that the federal government had not done enough to aid the affected population
      Presided over the beginnings of the Great Recession in 2008 and launched several different economic initiatives aimed at preventing a banking system collapse, stopping foreclosures, and stimulating the economy

      Foreign policy accomplishments of President Bush:
      Ordered an invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to overthrow the Taliban, destroy Al-Qaeda, and to capture Osama bin Laden following the September 11 terrorist attacks
      Led an invasion of Iraq in 2003 under the pretext of Iraqi refusal to relinquish its WMD
      Condemned Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as part of the “Axis of Evil” and accused them of helping terrorism and seeking WMD
      Signed the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement with India, greatly improving relations between the countries
      Established the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), an AIDS program that committed $15 billion to combat AIDS over five years, especially in Africa

    • And sent thousands of young Americans to their death besides the hundreds of thousands of lives in the middle east lost , thanks Bush murderer.

    • Why is it that you can not see what he did well but can go on about the war….at the time they believed it to be necessary.

    • Judith Forbes Weapons of mass destruction bullshit invented by his government for his excuse. Hang the bastard like he virtually did to Sadam !

  2. We haven’t got over the last one yet – and probably never will, the way things are going.

  3. OMG, another Bush Here we go again, with another war that we are guaranteed to lose…. lucky we don’t have a budget crisis any more!! 🙁

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