After months of speculation, Jeb Bush posted a message on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning all but announcing that he will seek the Republican nomination in 2016:
A Note from Jeb Bush:
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Like many of you, our family was blessed with the opportunity together over the recent Thanksgiving holiday.
Columba and I are so proud of the wonderful adults our children have become, and we loved spending time with our three precious grandchildren.
We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football.
We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.
In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC’s purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.
In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.
Best of wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon.
While few seem to be bothered by ‘Clinton’ fatigue, others simply believe that Jeb’s last name will be a detriment to his chances, given the media’s relentless criticism of brother W.
Bush is at or near the top in early presidential polling, but his candidacy would not be without controversy. Many conservatives see the former governor of Florida as being too “moderate” and a “sellout” on immigration “reform” (de facto amnesty).
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