I have not as of yet gone on record as a supporter of any of the current candidates for president. I have however gone on record as saying I believe when there are 2 names left standing in the race it will be a familiar 2, the names of Bush and Clinton. CLICK HERE. That being said, after a Sunday of watching many news programs I have come to the personal conclusion that the force behind the so-called Hillary Clinton email scandal is a familiar force. That force, a previously and still underestimated Bush presidential machine.
Earlier today I listened to Michael Mukasey discuss the email scandal. This is a smart man who has had important positions in American government. He was introduced as one of the most vocal critics of Hillary Clinton and her email issues. He was also Attorney General under George W. Bush. I listened carefully to what this well spoken man said, nevertheless nothing he said made any sense, and the only thing I heard that explained his viewpoint was his connection with the Bush family. This made me personally conclude that the email discussion is the trump card, no pun intended, for the Bush machine in a general election that pits Bush against Clinton.
I really tried to assess this so-called scandal objectively. As hard as I tried I came up with nothing. At worst, it appears to be an attempt to micromanage the communications of the highest ranking diplomat in U.S. government, something I believe is far more dangerous than the Secretary of State deleting emails.
When a presidential candidate is struggling to generate excitement by his or her personality and oratory, what is left is getting their name in the discussion through a one on one conflict. While Trump mania is hurting some candidates in the Republican Party, it is helping one candidate in particular. That candidate is Jeb Bush. Previously lost in the crowd, Bush is now being positioned as the Trump alternative. When the novelty of Trump wears off, or the Donald offends the wrong base with an off-the-cuff insult, it is Jeb Bush who has the best chance of picking up the pieces. Understanding the big picture as the Bush machine always has, the fact that no one really cares who loses the general election, the Clinton email scandal has Bush ready to battle the presumed Democratic candidate for the big prize.
It’s political theater at its best, but in my estimation that is all it is, theater. Until someone can prove to me otherwise I see it as nothing other than political positioning and manipulation. Something we will see more of as we get closer to the Iowa caucuses.
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