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April 07, 2014


Jeb Bush Takes On His Potential Weaknesses

First Read: "Well, Jeb Bush knows how to grab the spotlight during a relatively quiet week in American politics. Speaking on Sunday at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of his father's presidency, Bush 1) said he would make up his mind about a presidential run by the end of the year (something he's said before, but this setting gave that announcement more attention), 2) stated that Republicans have 'lost our way,' and 3) addressed what would be potential weaknesses in a GOP primary -- his support for immigration reform and Common Core."

"These issues could be two Achilles Heels for him in a competitive Republican primary, in part because they are such raw, emotional issues... But what Bush was essentially signaling on Sunday is that if he runs -- and we continue to stress the word 'if' -- is that he'll defend both positions in equally emotional terms."












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