Good indicator the Jeb Bush is serious

Jeb Bush is looking more and more certain as a contender for the GOP nomination after he resigned from all his board positions.

Potential US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has resigned from all of his corporate and non-profit board member positions, the Washington Post reports, as the former Florida governor explores a run for the White House.

The Post, citing a statement emailed to the paper by one of Bush’s aides late on New Year’s Eve, said he even stepped down from the board of his education foundation.

The statement added that he was still evaluating next steps for businesses for which he serves as an owner or principal partner, including consulting firm Jeb Bush & Associates, the Post reported.

Reuters could not independently verify the report. Representatives for Bush were not immediately available.

The news comes just days after Bush, the son of former US President George HW Bush and the brother of former President George W Bush, announced he was stepping down from the board of real estate investment trust Rayonier Inc.

Bush said there were no disagreements between Rayonier and him.

Bush, 61, said on December 16 that he was actively exploring a run for the US presidency in 2016 and would establish a political action committee in January that would allow him to engage with supporters and potential donors and determine whether sufficient support exists for a run.

It will be interesting to see how much money he raises in the PAC.

That will give yet another indicator of his likely success in his run for the nomination.

He was a pretty popular governor of Florida from 1999-2007.


– Fairfax



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  • Michael_l_c

    Oh joy, another bush. Time for another pointless war.

    • Alright

      That “war” has already begun and Obama is at the helm.

    • xennex

      Two wars under the last bush. I think the voting public is weary of political dynastys, including bush & clinton.

  • conwaycaptain

    Hope he is better than his Bruvver.
    Jeb named after J. E.B. Stuart the great Confederate Cavalry Commander.

  • Rick H

    In years to come, after the upcoming bloodbath caused by Jihadist Middle-Eastern Muslims, I believe that many “with a clue” will look back on the both former Presidents Bush with a better understanding of what they were on about.

    Go Jeb. the next US President.

    • Alright

      I agree with you Rick H, and Jeb would be vastly preferable to “sorry-I-mispoke” Clinton.

    • Bayman

      Except without Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq we would in all likelihood not have the current discord throughout the region.

      His and Blair’s actions have caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and been the catalyst to the current ongoing crisis.

  • onelaw4all

    That would be a RINO/ consultant class dream candidate, along with Chris Chistie.
    It worked out so well in ’12 with Mitt Romney….

    These types were the “pale pastels” that Reagan was referring to in one of his notable speeches back in the day:

  • zotaccore

    He’ll be ok if he can string a sentence together without screwing it up, unlike his brother who was pretty much naturally screwed up what he said. Still, if the Americans are stupid enough to put another Bush in as President, then a 3rd will confirm how really stupid they are.