Suzy Welch: Jeb Bush for President Backers 'Must Want to Lose'
Suzy Welch, the power business journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, thinks former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would be a loser if nominated for president.
The wife of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is hardly a tea partier who feels more at ease among staunch conservatives than on the ideas circuit. In fact, with her Harvard and Andover pedigree, the author of the best-selling 10-10-10 book may be most comfortable in the elite worlds of academia, finance, and culture that make up the Acela Corridor. This is the same world that is clamoring for Jeb Bush to run for president.
But unlike her compatriots, Welch views Bush as a potential loser for Republicans.
As Breitbart News has noted, though Bush may be the top choice among the GOP elite, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that half the country would "definitely" not vote for Jeb Bush in a general election. This undermines the "electability" argument that those in the GOP and media establishment often like to push when promoting his potential candidacy.