Yeah, a Palin post followed by a Jeb Bush post, I know I know. Deal with it.
Glad to see that at least one insidery pundit type, Marc Ambinder, knows what’s the dealio, as the kids say:
Why Jeb Bush will never be president[….]
The American people, of course, have two trillion-dollar wars in their Bush memory bank association. It’s not fair to the bro of George W., but it is what it is. Associations matter. If he were to change his name to Jeb Smith, then…
The strangest of all the Beltway myths is the one about George W. Bush: the one where the public loved their cowboy king (even though he won by 1.5 points less than Obama did, and with a much better economy) and like him even now, his historically low approval ratings be damned. I’m not sure whence it came.