Clinton in New Hampshire, Bush Announces Candidacy
Hillary Clinton is already campaigning for the Democratic nomination and held the largest rally thus far this past Saturday on Roosevelt Island. Clinton said that inequality is big in the U.S. and something must be done about the problem.
She said that Republicans cannot help themselves promising lower the taxes for wealthy individuals and less regulations for the large corporations without any regard to how what will happen to income inequality issue.
She also spoke about the trade deal that was defeated in the House, by House Democrats. She says the concerns of the Democrats should be addressed but did not say she supported the deal. On Monday, she is holding events across the state of New Hampshire, one of the early primary states.
Bush officially kicks of his campaign Monday at Miami Dade College, which is where he will deliver his first official campaign speech.
Bush is the son and the brother of two former U.S. presidents and enters a very crowded field of Republicans with the electorate very deeply divided about not only the direction of the Republican Party but that of the nation as well.
Bush is not far politically from George W. his brother, but the two have much different personalities and backgrounds.
Bush, in a video that was released before his announcement, positioned himself as a problem solver who is pragmatic and set to tackle the biggest issues in the country.
While governor of Florida Bush said he led, reformed and got results done and that is what is now missing in Washington. The crowd in D.C. talks about what is wrong across America, but he sees what is still right.
Though Bush has a sizable war chest for his campaign and has attracted some veteran operatives both for his campaign and his super PAC, polls indicate he has barely registered about the 10% mark in a primary field loaded with candidates.
The Republican primary electorate is much more conservative today than when his brother ran in 2000 on what was called compassionate conservatism.