Republicans Scramble - call Jeb Bush
How many ways can Republicans defeat themselves?
First, calling up Jeb Bush would not be a bad idea, maybe if it were Election 2016. Jeb would be 63 years old and accomplished. However, if Obama gets up a head of steam, and the economy starts rolling, there won’t be reason to change parties will there?
So, maybe giving Jeb a shot now is not a bad idea, but, boy the Republicans have surely been slow at the trigger.
Right now, it is Obama vs. Republican Congress. Congress loses that one.
“* Former Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) recommends in a National Review editorial that the GOP draft Jeb Bush into the presidential race, saying the former Florida governor “should measure his reluctance against the risks looming for his party and, potentially, his country” if Obama wins again. Even for Davis, who has made a career out of attacking his own party, this op-ed is pretty eyebrow-raising — perhaps a sign that he is ready to switch parties.
* Former National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.) wrote in The Hill today that Democrats have a chance at taking back the House. “For Democrats to take 25 seats, they will need a wave,” he writes, urging Republicans to cooperate with the president. “Continued polarization and obstruction could create such a wave.””