. . . he’d be on the inside track to take a new job cleaning up a big mess come January 20, 2013.
As I read this article, it struck me yet again how the former two-term Governor of Florida has everything going for him but his last name.Â Michael Barone calls him “the Outstanding Governor of This Decade.”
Peter Robinson finds that the former President’s kid brother (and supposed favorite of their dad) had, in his two terms as Governor,
. . . cut taxes, enacted the most extensive public school reform in any state, restructured health care and, after dealing with some three dozen hurricanes and tropical storms, earned high marks for crisis management. In a state in which Democrats outnumber Republicans, Bush held an approval rating of an astonishing 63%.
In matters of style and substance, Jeb differs significantly from his older brother.Â But, their last name will forever link him to a man who left the White House with an approval rating half his when he left the Sunshine State’s Governor’s Mansion.
If he can find a way to distinguish himself from his brother in the eyes of the American people, then he should be able to find a way to pull us out of the debts racked up under that brother’s watch and accelerated under his successor.