With Obama securely in office once again and the Romney offices closed down, there is very early speculation as to whether or not Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016. Recently, Bill Clinton speculated as to whether or not Jeb Bush would run because he had recently begun working with prominent political strategist Ana Navarro. Clinton of course would be interested in this because his wife, Hillary, may once again seek the office in 2016.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a friend and acolyte of Bush, is said to be looking to 2016 to run, but if his mentor runs as well then it could prove to be a conflict of interest, and could even spark a bitter feud, something that the Republican Party does not need in 2016.
Bush is said to be weighing the pros and cons of a presidential bid, especially considering the fact that his wealth took a dip in the recession, and he is hard at work to restore it. He is also said to be weighing the pressure it will place on his immediate family.
“It’s neither a ‘no’ nor a ‘yes’ — it’s a ‘wait and see,’ ” said Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union. “It continues to intrigue him, given how much he has to share with the country.”
Since Mitt Romney suffered defeat in large part due to support for Democrats from Hispanic voters, Republicans have been scrambling to find a way to reach these demographics. Jeb Bush is a favorite for many because his wife was born in Mexico, and he speaks Spanish. He also favors immigration reform that allows for law-abiding immigrants to have an easier path to citizenship.
He also has takes some familiar positions people have come to expect from conservatives, such as an anti-abortion stance, and a stance for lower taxes.