Is America ready for another President Bush? This morning, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced via his Facebook that he will "actively explore" the possibility of a presidential run in 2016.
The brother of President George W. Bush and son of President George H.W. Bush credits this next step to a Thanksgiving spent with his family. After they “shared good food and watched a whole lot of football” the conversation turned to something more serious.
Bush explains, “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.”
He mentions in his post that he plans to start a leadership PAC in January, “that will help [him] facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation.” He explains that the PAC’s purpose will be to “support leaders, ideas, and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.” This PAC will also allow Bush to raise the money he needs to begin his exploration, including covering the cost travel fees, paying consultants, and generally building buzz.
If Bush does make an attempt to continue this family legacy, there's a pretty decent chance we'll have another Bush v. Clinton presidential race, more than 20 years after the first.