Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Bush fatigue"

From CNN:
Former President George Bush told CNN's Larry King Monday that the electorate may be experiencing "Bush fatigue."

Ya think?? Continuing:
And it may be the reason his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is sitting out the 2008 presidential election, the 41st president said.

"There's something to that -- there might be a little Bush fatigue now," former President Bush told CNN's Larry King when asked if he agreed with a recent assessment from GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney that Jeb Bush would currently be a frontrunner for the Republican party's presidential nomination if his last name wasn't Bush.

But the former president predicted his youngest son may enter politics again in the future.

"I hope that Jeb, who left office looking good, is not through with politics," the elder Bush said. " I think he's a good man, most other people think that, a man of principle. And I think he's got a future."

I agree. Jeb left office with high approval ratings, but he knows full well that running as a Bush in 2008 would be a huge liability. Jeb might have been better served had he challenged Bill Nelson last year for FL's Senate seat, since he would have kept a high political profile. Laying low until 2012 or 2016 probably doesn't help him.