Thursday, 4 February 2016

Why Jeb Bush Would Make a Better President than Marco Rubio

Time: Bush Defends Obama Mosque Visit From Rubio, Trump Criticism

“Look at today – he gave a speech at a mosque,” Rubio said. “Oh, you know, basically implying that America is discriminating against Muslims. Of course there’s going to be discrimination in America of every kind. But the bigger issue is radical Islam. And by the way, radical Islam poses a threat to Muslims themselves.”

But Bush took a different tone Thursday.

“Discrimination in America is bad and the threat of ISIS is real,” he said. “You can believe in both which is why I don’t criticize the president to go to a mosque and to assure that people they shouldn’t be discriminated against. I think that is more than appropriate as the leader of our country.

Here we have Jeb Bush reaching out to all Americans, recognizing that the president must represent Muslim citizens as well as Christians, while we have Marco Rubio pandering to prejudiced voters and to the unreflective Right. Jeb Bush shows himself to be the true statesman.

I think Rubio would make a better president than Trump or Cruz, but he doesen't inspire me in the slightest. Rubio has no consistency. He's like a slick salesman that will say anything. I'm starting to think I'd prefer Chris Christie to Rubio if Bush failed to get the nomination.

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