Today, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush makes his first trip to New Hampshire as a 2016 presidential candidate – a place that has been less than friendly to the Bush clan and could quickly end his quest to be the third Bush with the keys to the White House.
Oops, did you just call Bush a presidential candidate? Indeed. At this point Crowley Political Report refuses to play the game of presidential campaign semantics. Jeb Bush is a presidential candidate and it's a waste of time to pretend otherwise.
Bush knows all too well that the Granite State has been a stone wall for the Bush clan. It begins with Papa Bush who won a stunning upset in the 1980 Iowa caucuses, leaving Ronald Reagan in real danger of seeing his campaign collapse in New Hampshire. Reagan’s internal polls showed him dropping like a rock with George H. W. Bush holding a 21 point lead.