Friday, May 13, 2016
An Open Letter to 41 & 43
Perhaps I am wrong, but I feel that two ballots cast for each of you (more if you include primaries) and donations to Presidential libraries, gives me the right to be heard. I'll be brief.
I realize Trump eviscerated your son/brother. I understand that had to be tough to watch, since I am sure Jeb is a fine son/brother. But, you are both seasoned politicians. You know this was business even when it sounded personal. We all knew Jeb was set up to receive a GOP coronation. We also knew a Bush would NEVER win the Presidency again. He needed to be taken out of the race quickly and swiftly -and in a manner that made it impossible for him to come back. Ever.
We have all had that ex-boyfriend or girlfriend that just wouldn't take a hint. Wouldn't go away gracefully. That one we didn't necessarily hate, but ended up having to be pretty cruel to (ultimately for their own good) so they understood it was really done. Forever. That was Jeb --and the entire Bush family by extension.
The country broke up with you, but you didn't seem to know it. The prospect of Clinton V. Bush in 2016 was terrifying to everyone but your family and the party elite that are used to handing the nomination to the next in line and not the person that can win...
So, though it was a bit painful to watch your son/brother have his manhood systematically stripped away on national television (even for us)--it needed to be done. We NEED to win in November and Jeb just wasn't going to get it done.
"It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business."