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The latest Bush to run for president will speak in Detroit next month

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 12:26 PM

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Fantastic news for every metro Detroit resident who loves a family dynasty: Fresh off eight long years of George W. Bush, his little bro Jeb apparently wants to take a crack at the White House, saying recently he's formed a "leadership political action committee" for a 2016 presidential bid. In layman's terms, that mean's he's 99.99% likely running for president. Wahoo.

Now: Jeb Bush will visit Detroit next month to speak at the Detroit Economic Club. Tickets for the Feb. 4 meeting are available, but local news outlets will attend and disseminate what The Next Bush vaguely will say he can bring to the table.

Then, soon enough, the horse race will begin and we can finally have the battle this country has wanted for years: Clinton v. Bush.

If by some unfortunate twist of fate Mitt Romney decides not to run for a third time, or Chris Christie backs down, and the Republican establishment vote doesn't gets sliced and diced several ways, and it actually ends up a Hillary Clinton v. Jeb Bush race ... well, here's Glenn Greenwald's take at The Intercept.

If this happens, the 2016 election would vividly underscore how the American political class functions: by dynasty, plutocracy, fundamental alignment of interests masquerading as deep ideological divisions, and political power translating into vast private wealth and back again. The educative value would be undeniable: somewhat like how the torture report did, it would rub everyone’s noses in exactly those truths they are most eager to avoid acknowledging.

Jeb Bush last visited Michigan in October to support Gov. Rick Snyder's gubernatorial reelection campaign

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