by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
Elder Bush faces the prospect of having to watch his favorite fortune son fail at his attempt to claim yet another Bush presidency – all in the twilight of Bush 41’s life – who is now 91 and in failing health.
After reports say he has angrily watched the primary season include routine jabs at the expense of his son Jeb, former president George H.W. Bush is calling to arms his vast network of patrons and wealthy donors to get his kid out of trouble, and force his tanking campaign to the top with the only way they know – the power of big money and sneaky political maneuvering. The Houston Chronicle reports:
Even at age 91, former President George H.W. Bush remains hooked on politics and the upcoming presidential election. He follows the coverage on Fox News, champions the campaign of GOP candidate and son Jeb Bush and – like many on the left and right – he remains absolutely baffled by Donald Trump’s success.
The New York Times profiled the elder Bush on Saturday ahead of a Houston donor retreat over the weekend. The Bush family and supporters are trying to reinvigorate Jeb Bush’s flagging campaign, and, at the same time, they vented about the success of one former reality TV star.
The story contains a number of exciting quotes about the Bush family’s “contempt for Trump.” He reminds the elder Bush of third-party candidate Ross Perot, who the family believes “helped Bill Clinton capture the White House from Bush in 1992.” The former president also has been livid about the way Trump has prodded at son George W. Bush over the Sept. 11 attacks.
Where the anger comes from is evident. The Bush family isn’t just upset that Trump can be vulgar. The family also sees their political dynasty fading after six decades of success.
With massive cutbacks for staff and budgets across the board of the Jeb! campaign, the media is universally signaling the sinking of the Bush campaign – despite typical expectations for an establishment-favorite candidate to be handed the nomination. Instead, Jeb faces a voting public that has “Bush fatigue,” who distrust the status quo, find Bush III boring among a crowded GOP field, and – most of all – are endeared to the defiant statements of Donald Trump, who is voicing an angry populist sentiment.
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