Dowd: Brace Yourself for Hillary and Jeb


jeb-bushOy. By the time the Bushes and Clintons are finished, they are going to make the Tudors and the Plantagenets look like pikers.

Before these two families release their death grip on the American electoral system, we’re going to have to watch Chelsea’s granddaughter try to knock off George P.’s grandson, Prescott Walker Bush II. Barack Obama, who once dreamed of being a transformational president, will turn out to be a mere hiccup in history, the interim guy who provided a tepid respite while Hillary and Jeb geared up to go at it.

Elections for president are supposed to make us feel young and excited, as if we’re getting a fresh start. That’s the way it was with J.F.K. and Obama and, even though he was turning 70 when he got inaugurated, Ronald Reagan.

But, as the Clinton library tardily disgorged 3,546 pages of official papers Friday – dredging up memories of a presidency that was eight years of turbulence held steady by a roaring economy and an incompetent opposition, a reign roiled by Hillarycare, Vince Foster, Whitewater, Webb Hubbell, Travelgate, impeachment, and Marc Rich – the looming prospect of another Clinton-Bush race makes us feel fatigued. Read the rest here.

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  1. Refractive dreams are not high excess. Jeb vs. Hillary would be the reaction of the schlubs vs. the dims. The whole world is turning violently towards bad democracy in so many places and all we have in America to offer is a riding wave of poor dreams’ nostalgia and women’s prowess. This may be a bygone era.

  2. Only an idiot would vote for Jeb. This nothing will never win the primary. He is just another McCain/Romney. Just another RINO loser.