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Jeb Bush aims the White House presenting himself as an anti-Washington figure

Tuesday, June 16th 2015 - 05:06 UTC
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“We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems,” he said. “We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems,” he said.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his US presidential bid with an attempt to move out of the shadow of the White House legacies left by his father and brother.

 Bush, 62, is seeking to be seen as his own man and break out of a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination to run in the November 2016 election.

In a speech in Miami to announce his candidacy, he presented himself as an anti-Washington figure with a can-do spirit.

“We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems,“ he said. ”I know we can fix this. Because I’ve done it.”

Bush made his announcement at Miami-Dade College, a school whose multicultural student population was chosen to emphasize Bush's commitment to trying to expand the appeal of the white-dominated Republican Party.

“We don’t need another president who merely holds the top spot among the pampered elites of Washington. We need a president willing to challenge and disrupt the whole culture in our nation’s capital, he said.

He was joined by his mother Barbara Bush, 90, at the event. Former presidents George H.W. Bush, his father, and George W. Bush, his brother, did not attend.

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  • Skip

    No way.

    Another Bush will make America start looking like some banana republic. This isn't India or Argentina. There's plenty of talent and no need for the same political dynasties at the top.

    Jun 16th, 2015 - 06:52 am 0
  • Dany Berger

    Or worse......a Monarchy!! YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jun 16th, 2015 - 10:38 am 0
  • Skip

    Poor Dany, if only he knew how a constitutional monarch worked and where the executive lay.

    What can you expect from an Argentinean.

    Jun 16th, 2015 - 10:44 am 0
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