Fear not, lunatic primary voters; Jeb(!) Bush is severely conservative.
That's the message from former governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney who, like Jeb(!) Bush, was forced to assure primary voters that he is "severely conservative." And, in a similar fashion, I'm not sure if anyone is really convinced.
“Governor Bush is a man of integrity,” Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“He has very strong record,” he said. “He doesn’t have to speak his way into conservatism, he’s lived conservatism.”
Jeb(!) doesn't have to speak his way into conservatism if Romney will do it for him, and who could ask for a better messenger?
The version of Jeb(!) that formally enters the clown car campaign will likely be a very conservative version, but the lack of foam in his mouth could be a problem.
Jeb(!) is tasked with the unenviable mission to thread the needle between the anti-government gusto of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and the aloof dumbstupid of Scott Walker. Jeb(!) Bush may claim to hold the same positions as they do, from gay marriage to foreign policy, but it's not quite as convincing if your head doesn't rotate 360 degrees when you say it.
In 2012 I didn't believe the Republican party would nominate Mitt Romney, but obviously I was wrong about that. I could also be wrong about Jeb(!) Bush.
Yes, that is Jeb's official campaign logo.