Debra J. Saunders on Jeb Bush, the GOP's Legacy Underdog
Jeb Bush fans argue that his resume is exactly what the GOP needs. His wife is Latina. He speaks Spanish at home. He's not a knee-jerk Republican. He supports Common Core State Standards. He gets things done.
Debra J. Saunders sees the appeal. But, she argues, it would be a mistake to vote for this Bush in the 2016 primaries. Like Mitt Romney, he cannot win a general election. Both guys look great on paper, but when voters look at either former governor, they can't get past the perception that they are gazing at a son of privilege and a creature of the establishment. Worse, both former governors think they're some kind of underdogs.