MIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 2016 U.S. presidential elections is turning out to be another Bush vs. Clinton contest.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the son and brother of two former presidents, has declared his candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for president.
It was an announcement that most people saw coming.
But what political analysts as well as Democratic campaign strategists are raving about is the campaign strategy that the younger Bush has chosen in order to clinch the nomination.
His campaign theme is: “Beating Around the Bush.”
The strategy would involve ducking all media questions involving his stand on issues important to the American voters, issues where his stand had previously been made crystal clear, including:
- Defending voter ID laws that disproportionately affect women, minority, and student voters
- Thinking that citizenship for undocumented immigrants is an “undeserving reward”
- Absolutely believing that businesses should be able to discriminate against gay Americans
- Advocating for the public shaming of single mothers
- Taking policy advice from his brother — and recently defending invading Iraq
- Supportiing a budget that guts Medicare and education funding
It will be a presidential campaign season that will frustrate many in the media. What would normally be a busy news season would be a slow news day, every day, because Bush will not be responding to any media questions.
If Bush wins the Republican nomination, there might not even be a presidential debate.
With Bush (or whoever among the declared Republican presidential candidates clinches the nomination), who needs a debate?