James Carville: Not As Smart As People Think?

Here’s the New York Sun about who the GOP nominee will be in 2008,

At CNN’s America Votes 2008 Breakfast, the chief architect of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential run predicted that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the Republican nominee in 2008. Jeb is a younger brother of President Bush.

Carville bolstered his prediction, highlighting Jeb Bush’s career: He was a successful governor of a large state, he enjoys the support of social conservatives, he speaks Spanish, and “he’s somebody the party could rally around,” Carville said.

“There is nobody in this field who can rally the Republican Party; he’s the only person in America that can do it,” he added.

Of course, Jeb Bush is going to be the nominee. He’s going to show up in New Hampshire, riding a unicorn with legions of gnomes and pixies tossing magical happy dust everywhere, and he’s going to win with 96% of the vote. Then, he’s going to storm through the rest of the primaries, win the White House, win next year’s Nobel Peace Prize, become Secretary-General of the UN and unite the entire earth into one big happy commune where everybody lives in gumdrop houses, eats truffles and caviar for lunch, and spends their days listening to old Beatles tunes while their android servants do all the work.

PS: If George Bush were sitting at say, 60% approval, sure, Republicans might be taking a hard look at Jeb Bush. But, after W. has spent a year with an approval rating in the mid-thirties, what Republican in his right mind would want to essentially promise the American people four more years of the same by running his brother?

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