Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida, son of President George H. W. Bush, and brother of former President George W. Bush, formally launched one of the most anticipated campaigns for the Oval Office in 2016. It has been no secret that Jeb would run for President but in the long run-up to the formal announcement, his campaign has stumbled mightily. The combination of uninspiring speeches and an inability to handle questions such as whether or not he would have invaded Iraq in 2003, as his brother did, has caused Jeb’s popularity to decline. Jeb was initially considered the frontrunner to earn the Republican nomination in 2016 but his early campaign mistakes have placed him back in the middle of the fray. Candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are likely to use Jeb’s age and last name against him, painting him as a product of a bygone political era whose family is seeking to continue a political dynasty. Jeb may not be as charismatic as Sen. Rubio, or as boisterous as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) or as youthful as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, but he may just be the most likely GOP candidate to emerge triumphant on Election Day. 

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