On the occasion of Jeb Bush’s official announcement of his candidacy for president, ForAmerica chairman Brent Bozell released the following statement:
We’ve said it before and we say it again: Jeb Bush is unelectable. Not only is he not conservative, but he gave Hillary Clinton an award for public service and her campaign will undoubtedly find a creative way to humiliate him with it. But it’s worse than that. He cannot run on his record. Jeb Bush has moved way to the left since he left office a decade ago, on some of the most important issues facing conservatives. In fact, he’s championed nothing for conservatives since leaving office.
Nominating him will be an exercise in futility – just as it was with Mitt Romney, John McCain and Bob Dole. All three were moderates who wound up losers, and Jeb Bush will be a loser, too – if he’s nominated. This time around the Republican Party has several worthy conservatives who can unite the party and win the White House, and they’d do well to nominate one of them instead a third Bush who will lose to a second Clinton.
Bush honored Hillary Clinton with the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center – which he chaired – on September 10, 2013, the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans.
The National Constitution Center’s announcement, dated June 27, 2013, regarding the award stated:
As Secretary of State, Clinton advocated for “smart power” in foreign policy, elevating diplomacy and development and repositioning them for the 21st century – with new tools, technologies, and partners, including the private sector and civil society around the world.
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said, “Hillary Clinton has devoted her life to expanding opportunities for ‘We the People’ not just in this country but around the globe.”
Upon the announcement of Clinton’s award, Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft wrote, “Really Jeb, no one else came to mind?”