Bush Delivers More Hints at the Nature of '08 Ambitions
Recently, this blog questioned why Gov. Jeb Bush would be spend $70,000 on polling if he had no ambitions for 2008. Now Bush has hinted that the truth is, he is not willing to put his name on the line for the Presidency in 2008, but might be open to joining a GOP ticket as a vice-presidential candidate. The question was asked in the context of McCain-Bush ticket.
This would explain why Bush's foundation recently spent over a quarter of a million dollars on some of the nation's top pollsters, political strategists, lobbyists, and fundraisers - he is raising his profile for a VP run. Such a campaign, if successful, would make him the automatic frontrunner in 2016, scaring off virtually all possible primary opponents. If unsuccessful, the failure would accrue to the man at the top of the ticket and Bush cash in on his increased national profile for a national campaign in 2012.