Can Jeb Bush really see himself as a Republican national leader? Haven't the Bush's done enough to us already? The nightmare of yet another of these clueless, tone-deaf inadequates inflicting themselves on us is all too real. Here is Bush's summation of our present predicament.
"You can't beat something with nothing, and the other side has something. I don't like it, but they have it, and we have to be respectful and mindful of that."
Notice that Jeb doesn't venture a guess as to just what that something is. He's not being coy. He really has no idea. Except that the President's gibberish of "hope and change resonates with the public." I imagine that a promise of free cable TV would resonate just as well and Jeb is just the man to promise it, if it will get him elected. The danger of the Bush's is that they are political Idiot Savants. They have a genius for one thing only, getting elected. Beyond that the idiot part kicks in, and stays in, locked in place.
Fortunately for us Jeb is part of the GOP has beens roadshow, traveling the country. He is trying to reinvent the party in the company of McCain, Romney, Eric Kantor and a small army of those last seen as pallbearers at the party funeral a few months ago. These drones are in shirtsleeves now pretending to listen to the slobs, I mean the base, to get a handle on where the party need to go from here.
If this mummery was any more transparent, they'd be doing it in the nude. What the party needs is for this crowd to retire from politics and join corporate boards like failures of old. The Republican Establishment has led us into failure in war, commerce and social policy. They campaigned as Roundheads and ruled as Cavaliers for a generation and nothing they say can, or will, be believed.
It's likely that in our current state of our decline into mass democracy, Conservative Government is impossible. In another generation the legacy population here will be outnumbered by Third World migrants. There may be alternatives at some time in the future, like partition. But as to leadership of the GOP, I think it's too soon to tell. My guess is that our future will be dependent on Obama's mistakes. Our leaders will be those among us who best fit the role of anti-Obama, just as Ronald Reagan was the anti-Carter.