The ‘Bush Brand’ Is Still Viable

Those who think that ‘Bush Fatigue’ is preemptively fatal to Jeb’s chances may be underestimating the American affinity for brand names. … the Bushes aren’t kings; in management speak, they’re a line of related products that most Americans recognize and have chosen on three (1988, 2000 and 2004) of the four occasions they’ve been on offer.

— Jon Meacham, writing in Time.

Barbara Bush Feels like the Rest of Us: ‘We’ve Had Enough Bushes’

He’s by far the best qualified man, but no. I really don’t. I think it’s a great country. There are a lot of great families, and it’s not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.

— Former First Lady Barbara Bush, telling CNN she does not want her son Jeb to run for president in 2016.