Thursday 22 March 2018

Clinton vs Bush for US president in 2016? Don't rule out a real-life episode of 'Dynasty'

George and Jeb Bush
George and Jeb Bush
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is the assumed Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential race
Jeb Bush brother and son of former presidents, has been tipped to seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential race

Matt Lewis

COULD the 2016 presidential election turn into a contest between a Bush and a Clinton?

Political debate in America last week revolved around whether or not Jeb Bush, Florida's former governor, who is son or brother to two former US presidents – both named George – would jump into the 2016 battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

For a nation that fought a war for independence from the hereditary power of the British crown, in the person of another fellow named George, the concept of nominating a third Bush to run for the White House against a second Clinton (the former First Lady, Hillary Clinton, who is the assumed Democratic nominee) might sound absurd.

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