2016 Election: Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush?

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It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 election. Okay, maybe it is, but those who have like the prospects of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.

Yes, a Clinton-Bush White House race. Can you imagine?

Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush

By 2016, eight years after Barack Obama succeeded George W. Bush and outlasted Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, both political dynasties could rise again.

The mere candidacy, let alone nomination and victory, of one or the other is no sure thing, but Clinton and Jeb Bush will loom large over their respective parties.

Clinton, in particular, became her party’s leading contender in the 2016 nomination process starting the instant President Obama won reelection Tuesday.

After barely falling short in 2008 and earning high marks and soaring approval ratings in four years as U.S. Secretary of State, she'd be the front-runner, hands down.

Clinton is 65, however, and it is an open question as to whether she still covets the presidency and return to the political spotlight a campaign would entail.

Jeb Bush, 59, most likely wouldn't clear the room of potential competitors like Hillary, but remains one of the most talked-about GOP names for 2016.

His two-term governorship of Florida, political gravitas, fundraising capability and appeal to Hispanics makes him a very formidable Republican, indeed.

Bush's wife, Columba, is of Mexican descent; their eldest son George P. Bush recently filed papers to run for office in his home state of Texas.

Jeb Bush was mentioned - even encouraged by some to run- as a candidate for the 2012 GOP nomination; on a roster of 2016 contenders, he'd be top-tier.

Who would you like to see run in the 2016 election?


If the economy recovers, Hillary will beat anyone named Bush. Whatever Clinton "fatigue" exists, it can't compare to that for a brother of George W. Bush. The very idea of Jeb Bush, or any Bush, as a serious presidential candidate is laughable. The fact that he is a serious candidate, and actually the likely nominee, says a great deal about the dearth of serious Republican presidential material, and the fatal attraction this party has for the family of political gangsters that will serve as the instrument of its demise. The fact that the GOP is headed for another disastrous encounter with the Bushes is the primary reason for their extremely nihilistic approach to every economic issue. The fiscal cliff will be reached and gone over simply because the Republicans know they have to destroy the economy to give Jeb any chance of political relevancy. And adding to the absurdity of this is that they will try to sell him as Juan Arbusto, the first "Hispanic" nominee of a major party. I think they will fail, and the country will thankfully avoid a terminal third Bush presidency.


................QUINCY JONES-hillary for president!!

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