Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Jeb Bush”

A Rubio Bid Is Bad for Rubio and Bush

It doesn’t make much sense for Rubio to launch a bid, but he’s doing it anyway.

Posted January 23rd, 2015

The Bush Identity

Jeb Bush has no substantive disagreements with how his brother governed while president.

Posted January 19th, 2015

No Room for Rubio

There is no rationale for his candidacy now that Bush is preparing to run.

Posted January 16th, 2015

Bush’s Long Shadow

The GOP still hasn’t faced up to what went wrong during his presidency.

Posted January 15th, 2015

How Romney’s Ego Trip Will Help Insurgent Candidates

Romney’s campaign makes it more likely that an insurgent Republican candidate will come away with the nomination.

Posted January 12th, 2015

Foreign Policy Experience and the 2016 Republican Field

Almost all of the likely candidates have never shown much interest in foreign policy.

Posted January 7th, 2015

Jeb Bush’s Foreign Policy Weakness

Bush is a relative novice and relies on hard-liners’ slogans.

Posted January 6th, 2015

Why Presidential Dynasties Are Noxious

Dynastic ties make it much easier for bad and mediocre candidates to compete for and even win nominations.

Posted December 31st, 2014

The Dreadful Prospect of Another Clinton-Bush Election

A Clinton-Bush race would guarantee an endorsement of the status quo no matter which side prevailed.

Posted December 30th, 2014

Jeb Bush Defends Our Bankrupt Cuba Policy to the End

Bush will support failed, hard-line policies to the bitter end.

Posted December 17th, 2014

Bush Is Weaker Than He Appears

The “electability” argument on which the case for Jeb Bush depends falls apart on closer inspection.

Posted December 16th, 2014

The Bushes Just Won’t Go Away

Nothing conveys a message of staleness and intellectual bankruptcy like yet another Bush dynasty revival.

Posted December 16th, 2014

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy (II)

Like many relative moderates, Bush overcompensates for his “centrism” on domestic policy by endorsing failed and confrontational policies abroad.

Posted December 15th, 2014

Jeb Bush and Our Bankrupt Cuba Policy

When faced with policy failure, he urges more of the same.

Posted December 3rd, 2014

Jeb Bush’s Victory Plan

Bushes can certainly win the Republican nomination, but they have to do it by getting primary voters to forget that they are Bushes.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

Jeb Bush and Foreign Policy

The country was already badly misled once by crediting a younger Bush with following in the foreign policy tradition of his father.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Previewing the Possible 2016 Republican Presidential Field

The 2016 Republican seems set up to be mostly filled with governors and ex-governors.

Posted November 10th, 2014