Jeb watch 2016: Here’s what others are saying about the latest ‘announcement’

Here’s just a sampling of the buzz over Jeb Bush’s campaign announcement:

Social media takes Jeb Bush’s presidential announcement as a virtual ‘kick me’ sign – Social media exploded Tuesday with Jeb Bush’s Facebook announcement that he will “actively explore” running for president in 2016, but much of the commentary might not have been the kind Team Bush was hoping for. Read more

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Is the US ready for next Bush president? –PREPARE for another President Bush. Following in the footsteps of his father, George H.W. Bush, and brother, George W. Bush – both of whom once held America’s highest political office – former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has announced he will “actively explore” a campaign to become the next US president. You may recall the tenure of Jeb’s brother George, who left office in 2009 with a dismal approval rating of 34 per cent. He led the US through the September 11 terrorist attacks, and most notably, initiated the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Read more

Bush would start with Florida edge – If Jeb Bush is indeed running for president, he gives Republicans something no other potential GOP candidate for the White House has at this point: the best shot at winning Florida and its 29 electoral votes in a general election against Hillary Clinton, if she becomes the 2016 Democratic nominee. And if there is one thing the last five presidential elections have shown, it is that without Florida and its haul of electoral votes, a Republican candidate has little chance of winning the White House. With other large states, including California and New York, already in the Democratic win column, Republicans need to win Florida and Texas to become president. Read more

Did Jeb Bush just push Mitt Romney out of the 2016 race? – With former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) officially beginning preparations for a potential 2016 presidential bid, it may mean the GOP’s last nominee, Mitt Romney, is out of the race. Hours after Bush announced his intention to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States” on Tuesday morning, Fox Business Network Senior Correspondent Charles Gasparino reported the ex-Florida governor was also telling fund-raisers there would be no battle between him and Romney. Read more

‘Please make it stop’: Wolf Blitzer’s pop song to Jeb Bush hits a sour note – Jeb Bush might not have surprised anyone, but Wolf Blitzer sure did. Bush’s announcement on Facebook Tuesday that he’s going to “actively explore the possibility of running” for president didn’t exactly upend the political world, but Blitzer’s marking the occasion with Twitter posting of pop Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” got Twitter tongues wagging. Read more

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