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Bush’s Uninspired Announcement Speech

Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

The content of Jeb Bush's announcement speech was not terribly interesting. It contained the usual railing against lobbyists and “pampered elites” that we have come to expect from these speeches. This is standard, uninspired stuff, but it is made even more ridiculous when it is delivered by the scion of a wealthy family and would-be heir to a presidential dynasty. No one seriously believes that Bush intends to combat the culture of lobbying in D.C., and it is a given that he is the favored candidate of “pampered elites” everywhere.