Reprinted from Reader Supported News
We have already had two decades of Bushes and Clintons in the White House, but they have only faced off once. Bill Clinton beat the senior George.
Now we have Bush son #2 in line to challenge the former first lady for the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And the former first lady is leading in all the polls. These early polls can be deceiving -- the Democrats are more united behind Hillary Clinton than the Republicans are behind Jeb Bush. Jeb is facing a full slate of opponents for the GOP nomination, while the Democrats are a quiet bunch.
The vice president, Joe Biden, visited Iowa last week and is headed to South Carolina. Bernie Sanders is headed to Iowa this week on a three-day swing. In April, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb, former senator from Virginia, will speak at an AFL-CIO event. That's it for the Democrats, unless you count the effort to draft Elizabeth Warren.
A recent poll of Iowans showed that the family connection is an advantage for Hillary.
Thirty-five percent of Iowans do say they're less likely to support Bush because he's the son of George H.W. Bush and the brother of George W. Bush. Fewer Iowans, at 18 percent, called Hillary's marriage to Bill Clinton a reason to not support her.
Jeb will have a year and half to separate himself from his his brother's image and show differences. Of course it won't to be hard to show that he is not as dumb as George W., although he did exhibit some Bushisms this week in Chicago.
"As we grow our presence by growing our ability to produce oil and gas, we also make it possible to lessen the dependency that Russia now has on top of Europe."
When talking about NATO's influence in the Baltics, Jeb explained that "I don't know what the effect has been, because, you know, it's really kind of hard to be out on the road, and I'm just a gladiator these days, so I don't follow every little detail."