August 25, 2015

Jeb Bush pulls a Hail Mary on SCOTUS

If Jeb Bush stands any chance of winning over grassroots conservatives he's got to get the Supreme Court nominations talking points exactly right.  I'm not my dad, I'm not my brother.  I'll nominate real conservative justices.  But this is not the 30 seconds left in the 4th quarter Hail Mary.  It's not even a 1st quarter Hail Mary.  This is still the pregame warm ups.  What gives?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has tried to put some distance between himself and his famous family’s history of judicial nominations, saying he would look only at potential picks who have a “proven record” rather than bowing to political considerations.

He said past presidents — whom he didn’t name, but the past two Republicans in the White House were his father and his brother — have picked people “that don’t have a proven record” because they’ve been too worried about facing an increasingly bloody Senate confirmation process.

“They wander, and you go, ‘How could that be?’” Mr. Bush said at a town hall meeting this month in Keene, New Hampshire.
Firstly, he's not wrong. But distancing himself from family this early just seems a little bit desperate. He seems worried. He should be worried. But he should not be showing it this obviously.
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