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December 19, 2011

Jeb Bush Pens a Campaign-Theme-Like Economic Manifesto

We just heard of robo-polling testing him against Obama, and now a campaign-theme trial balloon?

Bush begins the piece with a nice word for House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan. After that, the article is a standard Republican call for an end to excessive and intrusive government regulation. "We have to make it easier for people to do the things that allow them to rise," Bush writes. "We have to let them compete. We need to let people fight for business. We need to let people take risks. We need to let people fail. We need to let people suffer the consequences of bad decisions. And we need to let people enjoy the fruits of good decisions, even good luck. That is what economic freedom looks like."

Perhaps Bush just wanted to say something. Or perhaps he wanted to join the presidential conversation, either as an influential voice or a possible candidate. If his motivation is the latter, it would be a change from months -- years -- of denying that he would run for president in 2012.


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