Oh yeah, and he also said he wouldn't represent the "pampered elite of Washington." Nope, he'll represent the oil royals of Texas and Saudi Arabia:
After six months of fundraising, foreign tours, town halls, and media interviews — conducted under the aegis of “considering a run” — Jeb Bush made it official with a rally Monday afternoon at Miami Dade College.
Following a prolonged introductory program which included an hour-long cavalcade of musicians and speakers touting Bush’s faith, management experience, record of education reform, and support for women and the disabled, Bush took the stage.
He decried the Democrats for attempting to railroad Hillary Clinton into the White House to pursue a stale agenda: “A progressive agenda that includes nothing but progress,” he said.
“We will take command of our future once again in this country,” he said, vowing to take control of Washington — “the stale capital of this dynamic country” — and restore “free enterprise and freedom for all Americans.”
His speech emphasized the possibility of economic growth for the middle class (“not just the stock market”) under his leadership, citing his own success growing Florida’s economy.
Bush spoke of the need to profoundly reduce the influence of lobbyists and federal regulation, specifically his intention to curb the overreach of “the IRS, the EPA, and the entire bureaucracy.”