When we last left John Ellis Bush aka Jeb! he was slinking off to lick his wounds after being trounced by Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary. It was a bitter pill to swallow for the latest member of America’s dynastic family with White House aspirations, especially considering that less than a year ago he was preordained to be crowned as the Republican candidate for the presidency. The establishment would have won big with a Clinton vs. Bush duel of dynasties which would have all but abandoned the myth that democracy in America is still functional for anyone outside of the oligarchy. Well now Jeb! is back and doing his best to push for a brokered convention in which he himself could theoretically emerge as the 2016 nominee.
CNN reports that “Jeb Bush breaks his silence, calls for a contested convention”:
A reflective Jeb Bush said he had no regrets Thursday about his failed presidential bid, saying in his first interview since leaving the race that Donald Trump could still lose the nomination fight.
“There’s a possibility that he won’t get 50% on the first ballot,” Bush told CNN’s Jamie Gangel, giving his first television interview exclusively to CNN after dropping out of the presidential race in February. “And if he doesn’t do that, there are a whole lot of people who don’t believe he’s the proper guy.”
Bush, who has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president but been largely invisible as a surrogate, wouldn’t say whether he would support Trump as the nominee in November, though he added there’s no way he would vote for Hillary Clinton. When asked repeatedly how he would vote if Trump became the nominee, Bush responded, “I’m hopeful he won’t be.”
The former governor said only two people could win the nomination, seeming to not recognize the argument made by Ohio Gov. John Kasich that he could emerge as the nominee.
Bush said he observed Trump’s foreign policy speech Wednesday with bewilderment, saying, “I don’t think he is a serious person.”
The reemergence of Jeb! is a sign that Trump’s big “America first” foreign policy speech has badly rattled the globalist establishment. The Bushes have never been among those who value loyalty to their own country over their own riches as was made clear by his grandfather Prescott Bush’s Wall Street firm profiting off of doing business with the Nazis in the run-up to World War II. The Bush family has it’s hooks into Ted Cruz – former savings and loan bandit Neil Bush is running his finance team – and likely had a say in the naming of longtime GOPe operative Carly Fiorina as his prospective V.P. who he recently praised. Things aren’t going so well for Cruz these days and all the resources that can be mustered are being thrown into Indiana in an attempt to deprive the hated Trump from the necessary 1,237 delegates and set up the brokered convention this summer.
Look for Mr. Bush to increase his visibility in the coming weeks, especially if the GOPe is successful in taking Trump down in the Hoosier State this Tuesday.