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An interesting observation this morning from the folks at NBC News’ First Read:
After Jeb Bush’s news [that he’s release a new e-book, as well as e-mail records of his time as governor, both taken by the media as suggestions that he’ll run for president] this weekend, we received a press release that supporters of Mitt Romney have created a Super PAC urging the 2012 GOP presidential nominee to make a run in ’16. This Super PAC sure feels like a response to Jeb, because if Jeb does get in, there won’t be as much pining for Romney, especially among the Republican Party’s wealthy donors. Here’s one more thing to consider: If Jeb is ultimately a “yes,” that probably also freezes out a bid by Marco Rubio, who’s a political disciple of Bush’s.
Now, here’s an interesting question for Ricochet: my read of the assembled Ricochetti is that there’s not much appetite for either a Bush or Romney candidacy, and that a Rubio bid — while not repellant — is also not a major fixation for most of our readers. So here’s the question, putting aside for the moment your feelings about other candidates: if each of these three candidates has the potential to crowd out the other two, which one would you most like to see make the race and why?Published in