The PJ Tatler

Jeb Bush's Edge: Actually, Americans Love Dynasties

As Michael Walsh reported earlier today, former President George W. Bush recently singled out a supposed weakness of his little brother, Jeb, namely: George W. Bush. He said:

Jeb Bush’s candidacy has a problem, says brother George.

“It’s an easy line to say, ‘Haven’t we had enough Bushes?’ After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,’” the former president told an audience of 7,000 health IT experts here on Wednesday.

I’ve heard many other people say similar things in recent weeks. Americans “don’t like” dynasties, so Jeb has an uphill battle to fight.

Baloney. Americans love dynasties.

If they didn’t, the Kennedys would have disappeared decades ago from the political scene, Hillary wouldn’t stand a chance of winning, and Jeb would’ve been too busy painting with big brother George to run for office. And let’s not even mention (OK, we will mention him) Rand Paul, who’s only supported by hipster libertarians because he’s Ron Paul’s son.

Dynasties sell, especially in America. And George W. knows it.