Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush joined me today to talk all things 2106:
HH: I’m pleased to begin this hour with former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush. Governor Bush, welcome back to the program, great to talk to you.
JB: How are you doing, Hugh? Everything’s good in Miami.
HH: Terrific. Well, we’ve got LeBron, so it can’t be that great in Miami.
JB: Oh, that leaves a mark, my friend.
HH: Now I’ve got to ask you, when it comes down to politics, if it turns out that you and Senator Rubio run against each other in Florida, would either of you want Urban Meyer’s endorsement?
HH: You would?
JB: I’d take him.
HH: Okay, just checking. That helps in Ohio, but I thought he left Florida with a little bit of a bad…
JB: It could be a two-fer, and the last time I checked, Florid and Ohio are like the two most important states.
HH: Okay, we’ll give you Urban Meyer, then. Governor, I watched with interest your speech in Chicago last week, and I’d like to play the key sort of 45 seconds of it for the audience. Here’s what you said at the Chicago Foreign Affairs Council.
JB: I’ve been fortunate to have a father and a brother who helped shape America’s foreign policy from the Oval Office. I recognize that as a result, my views will often be held up in comparison to theirs. In fact, this is a great, fascinating thing in the political world for some reason, sometimes in contrast to theirs. Look, just for the record, one more time, I love my brother. I love my dad. I actually love my mother as well. I hope that’s okay. And I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions that they had to make. But I’m my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and my own experiences. Each president learns from those who came before – their principles, their adjustments. One thing we know is this. Every president inherits a changing world and changing circumstances. Continue Reading