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Will Jeb Bush Carry the Family Torch in 2012 Presidential Election?

With little fanfare, the former governor is keeping up an aggressive campaign travel schedule and even wading into party primaries. Since the start of the year, he has stumped for gubernatorial candidates in Ohio, Alabama, Wisconsin, Nevada and California. Next month, he’s slated to raise money and talk policy with state House Republicans in Pennsylvania. For some candidates, including Alabama GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bradley Byrne, not only is Bush responding to requests; he’s actually the one offering to help. Bush met Byrne, a former Alabama education official, at a Republican Governors Association event last year and directed his staff to work with the candidate’s staff on education issues. Bush then came to Birmingham last month to talk education policy with Byrne and raise money for him. Back home in Florida, meanwhile, Bush looms as large as ever. Reporters and columnists have taken to the state’s newspapers in recent weeks to chew over just how much influence he still retains over state politics. One prominent Democratic state legislator even joked that 2010 represented Bush’s best legislative session.

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Comment by Michael Shoen
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"Family of Secrets" and "American Dynasty" are good books on this ugly subject. The Bushes understand that Americans don't read books but make their (lousy) election decisions based on 6-second soundbites from the corporate-controlled media. If not Jeb, maybe Condoleeza? One would hope we could someday have a president like Douglas Feith or William Kristol, Jeb's pards. If you think Obama is bad, wait till these boys get back in, and they will.

Comment by G Cone
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Jesus H. Christ, tell me this can't happen.