Name Game: ‘Next Bush’ makes campaign filing in Texas

9 Nov

Let me say I have no love nor hate for the Bush family. They have done things I agree with and things I do not. Typical for moderate politicians. However, I honestly don’t think anyone with the “Bush” name will ever be able to get in a national office again in the near future.

George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.”

It has, correctly or incorrectly, been tarnished by the narrative of George W. Bush by the media to the general public.  That narrative helped President Obama win another four years as president. Even worse, the younger Bush shares the first name has his uncle. At least Jeb could “hide” a bit by using his first name.

Now in Texas it is very possible, even likely, framed the right way, George P. Bush could win a state office. I would garner probably a House seat to start with. He would wpend a few terms there and, if all goes well, move to the Senate for one or two terms. Then maybe lieutenant governor or governor. It’s a very plausible political career on the state level. By the time Bush would reach either of the two higher offices almost two decades would have passed. Then spend a term or two, at most, in those office and you have around 25 years in political office with what would hopefully be a good resume.

If no one else with the Bush name came up nationally, there might be a possible run for a national position, perhaps vice president. After over two decades the eyes of history would have a different view of George W. Bush than it does currently. Just look at how history views Bill Clinton or George H. W. Bush. Clearly not the same as it did just one or two terms after their time in the oval office.

Time and the direction of the country over the next decade or two will be very telling on if and how the next Bush generation would be able to continue the family political legacy.

Source – AP News

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