Jeb Bush never did much to shake the label of being a “low energy” candidate. His answer to a recent question that’s important to almost all conservative voters was really lethargic, even by Jeb’s low standards.
Shortly after news of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it very clear he would use his power to ensure whoever President Obama nominates as a replacement will either 1) not be confirmed or 2) won’t get a vote. That’s the constitutional authority given to McConnell and the Senate.
Before his passing, the Supreme Court balance was 5-4 in favor of the conservatives. The confirmation of an Obama nominee would surely tip the balance back in favor of the progressives. Considering crucial Court decisions like Heller and Hobby Lobby were won 5-4, this poses a threat not only to such cases, but to the direction of the country as a whole for generations to come.
Given the importance of Scalia’s replacement and how it could affect the balance of judicial power for years – if not decades – to come, you’d think any Republican candidate would acknowledge how important it is. But not Jeb Bush.
Here’s Jeb’s lackluster answer to a question on this important topic from Townhall.com:
“During an interview with MSNBC that same weekend, Bush acknowledged the Senate will likely block Obama’s nominee and said they have the right to do so. Anchor Dana Bash asked if an Obama nominee should be denied a vote altogether, to which Jeb responded, ‘It’s up to Mitch McConnell, that’s really not important to me.'”
It’s no wonder Jeb’s campaign failed to get any traction this election cycle. He did nothing to show he had any “fire in the belly” to want to become the Republican nominee for president. And this latest answer shows his lack of interest in political events that will affect Republican and conservative voters for years to come.
Was Jeb Bush pushed into the race by the Republican Establishment to keep one of the “good old boys” in the White House?
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