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Jeb Bush: Previewing His Announcement




|| By FITSNEWS || Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will make his first trip to early-voting South Carolina as an announced presidential candidate next week (details here).

What will the “Republican” establishment’s candidate of choice talk about?

Glad you asked.  According to talking points (.pdf here) prepared in advance of his presidential rollout , the newly minted candidate will stress his experience as governor of the Sunshine State – and his efforts to expand the “Republican” party.

“Jeb will campaign as he governed,” according to the talking points.  “He will go everywhere and speak to everyone staying true to what he believes.  He will take nothing and no one for granted and work to earn every vote.”

After announcing his candidacy at Miami Dade College on Monday, Bush will travel to New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada.

Bush’s New Hampshire visit will focus on the economy – specifically his plan to boost economic growth in the hopes of creating 19 million new jobs.  In Iowa he’ll discuss his ideas on how to “disrupt the broken Washington culture that has been good for lobbyists in D.C. but left the rest of America behind.”

Meanwhile in South Carolina Bush will “meet with veterans and discuss how we can make sure America is a leader in the world again.”

This website has generally taken a dim view of Bush’s candidacy – although we’ve praised him where we felt he deserved it.

Bush will join a crowded field for the GOP nomination – including retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, former New York governor George Pataki, U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Texas governor Rick Perry, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Ohio governor John Kasich and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal are also expected to jump into the race soon.