Jeb Bush 'Actively Exploring' Possible Presidential Run
Credit: NBC News
December 17, 2014

Yes, that's right. Jebbie has announced he will explore a run at the 2015 nomination. Huzzah!

That announcement precipitated a response from Donald Trump that may be the first and last time I agree with Trump on anything. Speaking to ABC News, Trump poohed-poohed the candidate saying, "The last thing we need right now is another Bush."

Like I said, it may be the only time ever I will agree with Donald Trump.

The money boys are thrilled, though.

A number of top tier donors reacted to the Republican’s announcement on Facebook that he would “actively explore the possibility” of running for president with genuine enthusiasm — and even relief.

Some of the GOP’s top donors and operatives have been pushing Bush to get into the race, or were holding their breath and hoping he would — and they interpreted his Facebook post on Tuesday as a signal that all systems were a go. It amounted to an instant impediment for possible rivals like Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose chances of amassing a national fundraising network necessary to mount a credible campaign just dimmed.

Rush Limbaugh immediately concocted a theory, positing that Bush is trying to prove Republicans can win without their conservative base.

Conservatives in general aren't happy with the idea of another Bush leading the Republican party. I'll let Michelle Malkin speak for the lot of them:

Pop that popcorn, sit back, and let the games begin!

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