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Jeb Bush Moves Ever Closer To Presidential Run

It’s that time again, another Bush is preparing to run for president. The recent moves by former Governor of Florida John Ellis “Jeb” Bush leave little doubt that he will be a candidate for president in 2016.

Having already resigned from the corporate boards he was on Bush is now offering to release his tax returns – a scrutiny no wealthy man bares lightly. Though Bush’s interest in running for president is unlikely to be a resent inclination i.e. it’s unlikely he has not been filling out his taxes strategically for quite awhile. Nonetheless, floating the idea of releasing tax returns is a clear signal to supporters that he is ready to run.

According to a story from Bloomberg, those supporters will soon be getting asked to dig deep into their wallets to help Jeb Bush raise $100 million in the first three months of this year.

Jeb Bush’s allies are setting a fundraising goal of $100 million in the first three months of this year—including a whopping $25 million haul in Florida—in an effort to winnow the potential Republican presidential primary field with an audacious display of financial strength…

The attempt to intimidate the wide-open field with a shock-and-awe fundraising machine echoes the strategy Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, used to win the White House in 2000. In 1999, then-Texas Governor Bush raised $37 million in the first half of the year and $29 million in the third quarter, breaking records and pressuring other contenders, such as Elizabeth Dole, Dan Quayle, John Kasich, and Lamar Alexander, to end their campaigns swiftly or decide not to start one.

It wouldn’t be a Bush campaign without shock-and-awe and $100 million in three months would certainly demonstrate that Bush would be a serious candidate. Though it should be noted that the field is far from wide open with Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul along with Governors Chris Christie and Scott Walker all sending out signals that the presidency is on their mind.

With Jeb’s entry into the race and the current dynamics in both parties a possible scenario for the 2016 presidential election is a Bush vs Clinton rematch with Jeb and Hillary representing their respective clans. So try and remember that we live in the land of opportunity where everyone is judged by their own merits not on who they know and who they are related to.

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Jeb Bush Moves Ever Closer To Presidential Run

It’s that time again, another Bush is preparing to run for president. The recent moves by former Governor of Florida John Ellis “Jeb” Bush leave little doubt that he will be a candidate for president in 2016.

Having already resigned from the corporate boards he was on Bush is now offering to release his tax returns – a scrutiny no wealthy man bares lightly. Though Bush’s interest in running for president is unlikely to be a resent inclination i.e. it’s unlikely he has not been filling out his taxes strategically for quite awhile. Nonetheless, floating the idea of releasing tax returns  is a clear signal to supporters that he is ready to run.

According to a story from Bloomberg, those supporters will soon be getting asked to dig deep into their wallets to help Jeb Bush raise $100 million in the first three months of this year.

Jeb Bush’s allies are setting a fundraising goal of $100 million in the first three months of this year—including a whopping $25 million haul in Florida—in an effort to winnow the potential Republican presidential primary field with an audacious display of financial strength…

The attempt to intimidate the wide-open field with a shock-and-awe fundraising machine echoes the strategy Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, used to win the White House in 2000. In 1999, then-Texas Governor Bush raised $37 million in the first half of the year and $29 million in the third quarter, breaking records and pressuring other contenders, such as Elizabeth Dole, Dan Quayle, John Kasich, and Lamar Alexander, to end their campaigns swiftly or decide not to start one.

It wouldn’t be a Bush campaign without shock-and-awe and $100 million in three months would certainly demonstrate that Bush would be a serious candidate. Though it should be noted that the field is far from wide open with Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul along with Governors Chris Christie and Scott Walker all sending out signals that the presidency is on their mind.

With Jeb’s entry into the race and the current dynamics in both parties a possible scenario for the 2016 presidential election is a Bush vs Clinton rematch with Jeb and Hillary representing their respective clans.  So try and remember that we live in the land of opportunity where everyone is judged by their own merits not on who they know and who they are related to.

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Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.