I think Democrats are just as nervous about 2016 as they are 2014. James Carville totally let us peek at his cards on ABC’s “This Week”. Clearly, the Democrats would prefer another Bush to run against and all that entails. Carville solidifies this desire for Jeb Bush to be the nominee by specifically mentioning Common Core.
Carville: Everybody’s going to have a poll in the field showing how they fare in the general election against Hillary. They’re not going to not nominate somebody because of Common Core. Trust me.
Carville: The party knows, and I use this word advisedly, that if it loses the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party as we know it today will be extinct.
Carville: This will be the 6th out of 7th election they’ve lost the popular vote. The Republicans want to win this. That’s going to be the biggest issue in January 2016: I can beat Hillary Clinton.”
Right now, a shoe can beat Hillary Clinton. I think the Democrats are underestimating their party’s enthusiasm gap for Hillary as a candidate. We’ll see more of this push by media and talking heads to dictate to the GOP who their nominee will be just like we did in 2008 and 2012. Problem is, I think the Democrats know a lot of people are not listening to them anymore. They’re listening to Rand Paul. Hence we have “but.. but… Jeb Bush!” from Carville.
JEB’S COMMON CORE PROBLEM
Those paying attention to the growing protests over Common Core know that Jeb Bush is one of the epicenters of the controversy. He is totally committed and has done everything in his power to push and promote it right alongside the hundreds of Gates Foundation grant recipients and the US Chamber of Commerce. Don’t forget that Jeb went meddling in ALEC’s resolution to oppose the Common Core and get them on board his fail train.
“Yesterday, March 13, as you entered the Governors Club in Tallahassee, you spoke to me as a small group of us held signs to get your attention to our serious concerns about your federal education program called Common Core,” wrote Quackenbush.
“Three grandmas drove 12 hours each to see you, face to face, and you turned and scoured at us as though we were naval lint … pond scum. As I stated ‘Stop Common Core,’ your disparaging retort was ‘it is a good thing there’s only three of you.’
As you turned and disappeared into the exclusive club, $1,000 per plate event to celebrate the Foundation for Florida’s Future, I said, ‘There were lots more, but we weren’t invited.’” – Sunshine State News
Kind of sounds like something the current occupant of the White House would say. I can tell you without a doubt, Carville is right about his statement, “They’re not going to not nominate somebody because of Common Core.” Carville is talking about the GOP Establishment though, not the people voting.
The Establishment and media messed with voters and chose our candidates in 2008 and 2012, but Common Core messes with our kids. Common Core might not keep him from being nominated, but it will keep him from being elected. Where Romney won moms over, Bush will lose them in droves.