Although the presidential election of 2016 is more than a year away, the race is already starting to heat up. ForAmerica, the popular online conservative group that boasts of a “digital army,” is launching an ad that slams potential presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.
The ad, which is as much a condemnation of Democratic Party runner Hillary Clinton, lambasts the former Republican governor of Florida for supporting the former Obama administration's secretary of state. The one-minute video shows a cavalcade of conservative pundits bashing Clinton’s credentials as she seeks the presidency in 2016. However, what makes it a Jeb Bush attack ad is highlighting that he’s the only one in the spot that manages to compliment both Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
“I want to say thank you to both Secretary Clinton and President Clinton,” Bush says, in the damning video. “Thank you for your service to our country…”
It seems that the people behind ForAmerica, and its more than seven million Facebook followers, are not pulling any punches when it comes to keeping the brother of former president George W. Bush from ending up on the Republican ticket.
“Mr. Bush is unelectable and there are several better options for conservatives and Republicans if they want to win in 2016. Period,” said ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell in a press release. “By heaping praise on Hillary Clinton, Mr. Bush has handed her the ammo to bury him...and she will. No other potential GOP nominee has that fatal disadvantage."
As of this writing, Jeb Bush has not made a confirmed announcement that he plans to run for president in the next election. However, many believe that it is just a matter of time before he does so. Meanwhile, his record is under fire from all fronts.
Most recently, some comments he made regarding the invasion of Iraq, which many believe was a completely botched execution, have landed him in some hot water with political critics.
Check out the video below and decide for yourself.