Friday, May 15, 2015

Note for Jeb Bush: Presidential Candidacy is a Hypothetical Exercise

  Good Day World!

Jeb Bush is his own man.

At least that’s what he’s been telling the press lately.

He’s also easily confused.

While the Republican Party is moving away from supporting the Iraq war, Jeb is wandering around in a daze on the subject.

When asked if he would have gone to war in Iraqknowing what we know now – he just couldn’t make up his mind and finally declared he’s not into hypothetical questions.

Oh, really? 

That assertion is asinine and reflective of the chaos in his thought process. 

In three days, Jeb gave three different answers on Iraq:

  • Monday (when the full Megyn Kelly interview aired): "I would have [authorized the invasion], and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody. And so would almost everybody that was confronted with the intelligence they got."
  • Tuesday: After saying he misheard Kelly's question, Bush replied, "I don't know what that decision would have been [with 20/20 hindsight], that's a hypothetical. But the simple fact is that mistakes were made," he told Sean Hannity on his radio program.
  • Wednesday: "If we're going to get back into hypotheticals, I think it does a disservice to a lot of people who sacrificed a lot," he said.


“The ENTIRE premise behind a presidential candidacy is a hypothetical exercise -- it's imagining the candidate making policy decisions about past, present, and future matters.

It's an unacceptable answer for a candidate to say he/she won't engage in hypotheticals, because the whole game is a hypothetical. Any candidate that uses the word "hypothetical" to duck answering a question should be reminded of this.

The collective political class has somehow accepted the hypothetical excuse from candidates as standard practice. It should stop if we want to have any hope of finding out how these men and women would conduct themselves as president.” source

Enough said.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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