HappyNomad saidCalm down. You have more chance of becoming president than Jeb does.
What even though i'm English, ha,
being serious now, what are peoples general opinion of him in the US ?
Polling political opinion in the US has become difficult. Voters have become increasingly polarized, with a kind of "team" mentality. You would probably recognize this in the UK with your football (soccer) allegiances.
My team is Democratic, your team is Republican. Or vice versa. All the guys on my team are heroes, all the guys on your team are dog s**t.
Admitting up front that I'm a liberal Democrat, so take this with a grain of salt, the very name Bush carries liabilities with US voters.
Bush the First was a lackluster President, who gave us the Savings & Loan catastrophe, which cost US taxpayers 500 billion bailout dollars and that Republicans won't even talk about.
And then led us into an unfinished war which he timidly halted, at the behest of Saudi oil moguls. The success for the operation, before Bush bowed to the Saudis and cowardly called it off, was entirely due to one of our more notable Generals, "Stormin" Norman Schwarzkopf. And due not to Bush himself, who subsequently claimed the credit for a job half-done.
Well, Bush One failed to be reelected. Bill Clinton managed to put the financial mess Bush left back together. After his 2-term limit Bush the Second took office. With help from his brother Jeb! and a heavily Right-leaning US Supreme Court. It should be remembered that Al Gore actually won the popular vote, more Americans voted for him, but it was the antiquated US Electoral College system that gave Bush the win. And the rigged "hanging chad" ballots in Florida.
Of course we know what Bush 2 gave us: our longest wars in history, for no reason at all other than neoCon ideology, or should I say fantasy. Along with a failed response to one of our major cities being devastated. And let's not forget 9/11 happened during his watch, while he was ignoring the intelligence warnings of a possible attack with airliners.
And then, to top if off, the Great Recession. The Right Wing Murdock media empire forbid it being called another Depression, but that's what it really was. From which we're just emerging, in spite of Republican stated efforts to sabotage President Obama in everything he does. Back to the "my team at all costs" mindset.
So a Bush the Third? I really don't think that family is wanted anymore. Jeb! mucked up Florida as Governor, so I'm not even sure he would carry his own home State. (Wait, I forget, he knows how to rig elections)