Dubya is back on the morning talk shows again. This time he went on CNN to hype up his brother Jeb's potential 2016 Presidential campaign:
"He knows I want him to run," the former president told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. "If I need to reiterate it, I will: Run, Jeb. I think he'd be a great president."
Asked if he considered Clinton to be "formidable," Bush said, "Very much so. No question. So is he, though.
"I think he'd beat her," he said.
Of course, neither Clinton nor Jeb Bush, a former governor of Florida, has declared a candidacy for 2016, though Clinton is widely considered a frontrunner for the Democratic ticket should she pursue it. Jeb Bush leads the Republican pack in many polls based on potential candidates.
George W. Bush said that politicians considering a run for president need to ask themselves two questions: whether they fear success, and whether they fear failure.
"Jeb doesn't," Bush said of fearing failure. "Nor does he fear success, by the way. One reason why is because he was an able governor of Florida.
Personally I think 2016 is going to be Bush vs. Clinton Round 2. I know people will say that Dubya has ruined the Bush legacy and has fucked Jeb's chances of winning. But the reality is that Republican voters secretly still love the younger Bush. Ask your average Tea Partier if they regret voting for Bush in 2000 and 2004 and they'll refuse to answer that question or admit they have no regrets about doing it. Jeb can prove he's a different type of Bush but one that the GOP voters can get behind. Plus Jeb was always the smarter one of the Bush brothers and he'll do whatever it takes to win the primary and the general election.