Watching Jeb Bush on Morning Joe today, talking about the lack of social mobility as something very un-American, and partly citing OWS’s inequality concerns – he just sounded like a moderate Democrat.
Then you have the whole no-path-to-citizenship drive today,
plus the old Bush name problem.
This will be a bumpy road to the primaries.
The stunning reversal by Jeb Bush on supporting a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants “comes down to a colossal political miscalculation,” National Journal reports.
“When Bush and co-author Clint Bolick were writing the book during the 2012 presidential campaign, the GOP was veering far to the right. Republican nominee Mitt Romney had staked out a hardline position against illegal immigration, blasting his primary rivals as pro-amnesty and promoting ‘self-deportation’ for undocumented workers. Bush sent the book to the printer before Christmas – weeks before a handful of Senate Republicans embraced a sweeping overhaul that, like the proposals backed by Bush’s brother, former President George W. Bush, would allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship.”