Former President George H.W. Bush said he wants more than a Senate seat for his son Jeb. He wants him in the White House.You were warned more than two months ago:
Bush, appearing on Fox News Sunday, made the statement in response to questions about his son's political future.
"I’d like to see him run [for Senate]," the elder Bush said. "I'd like to see him be president some day." . . .
George H.W. Bush acknowledged that asking the country to elect a third "President Bush" might be asking for too much.
"I mean, right now is probably a bad time, because we've had enough Bushes in there," he said.
But he added that his son would be "as qualified and able as anyone I know on the political scene."
Conservatives who support Palin recognize her as a potential fresh start for the GOP, whereas devotees of the status quo are looking to continue the Bush dynasty. Republicans got stuck with John McCain as this year's nominee not because there was an overwhelming landslide for McCain (who finished with just 47% of the GOP primary vote) but because conservatives failed to unite behind an Anybody But McCain candidate.Republicans now slagging Palin are paving the way for another Bush, whether they admit it or not.
Mark my words, the 2012 primaries will come down to Jeb Bush vs. Please God Not Jeb Bush, and Palin is the obvious PGNJB candidate. If the field gets overcrowded with a bunch of wannabes -- Huckabee, Romney, etc. -- dividing up the PGNJB vote, then we'll get Jeb Bush. We've already had two Bushes too many.
So, yeah, the GOP is screwed because somebody made the wrong running-mate choice, but it wasn't made by John McCain in 2008. It was made by Ronald Reagan in 1980. Conservatives should rally around the slogan, "NO MORE BUSHES."
UPDATE: K-Lo jumps aboard the Jeb bandwagon. We're doomed.