The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected. The big banks want to make sure their corporate welfare is protected. The establishment GOP consultants who would rather lose and make millions than have a smaller government want their cottage industry protected. House leadership fears a libertarianish president. So does the Senate leadership.
The whole Beltway GOP does not want the party to evolve. (The Dems don’t want the GOP to evolve either.)They would rather it remain a big government party with a slightly different social flavor than the Democrats. (The Dems would prefer this also.)
In 2016 the debate must be about economics – front and center. Not gay marriage, or abortion, or even “terrorism,” or some other wedge issue. But economics. How do we reestablish a free market system in this country? How do we reinvigorate the spirit of entreprenurialism which resides in the very DNA of this fine country? How do we curtail a system of crony capitalism which is killing the country from the inside like a giant statist cancer? How do we do that?
Don’t look to Jeb for any ideas on this.
I don’t think most Americans would see another Bush/Clinton election as a step toward getting things back on track. Sadly it will likely be seen (if it happens) as just another step down on a gradual decline which many Americans just hope won’t become more precipitous.
(From The Daily Caller)
You know, I think on 2016 by the way I’d love to see Jeb [Bush], I’d love to see Chris Christie, and Paul Ryan would be a great candidate. The one person I don’t want to see is someone like Rand Paul who put out budgets to cut the military in half. I think that would be devastating for our party right now on national security.