No, you are not experiencing a news déjà vu, nor you have traveled back in time. Bush and Clinton are pursuing a candidacy to get to the White House.
Hillary Clinton is looking to become the first female president of the United States of America and Jeb Bush wants to put the family name back in the Oval Office, as they seek to represent the Democratic and Republican parties respectively ahead of the presidential election.
John Ellis “Jeb” Bush former governor of Florida and younger brother of President George W. Bush, has yet to declare his formal intentions to compete against Ted Cruz (born in Canada) and Marco Rubio (a Cuban American) for the spot, however he seems to be well positioned in preliminary polls and has even been deemed as “next in line” for being son of one president and the brother of another.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton unveiled her aspirations last Sunday. The attorney from Yale and wife of former president Bill Clinton, has begun her campaign with a road trip to Iowa. Mrs. Clinton has already served as US secretary of state and as a senator from New York (although she was born in Illinois). She stood by her husband during the Lewinsky sex scandal and has been recently investigated for her use of a private e-mail server for official affairs. According to experts it is likely she will travel on her own (without exploiting the image of her husband) for the beginning of the campaign, “meeting with small, intimate groups of voters rather than addressing mass rallies”.
At this point it is obviously uncertain whether a Bush / Clinton showdown will actually take place in the ballots, though both aspirants look strong among their parties.
Are the US ready to have a woman as commander-in-chief? Are Obamacare and the immigration policies enough to bring back the Bush family to the White House? We shall find out soon enough.
April 13th, 2015.