Jeb Bush has been in the fight for a long time. The former two-term Florida governor has had his share of wins and losses.
On Presidents Day, the Republican offered a wish for the country: a return to a more civil tone as politicians argue over policy matters.
Hmm. Yeah. Don’t you wish? I certainly do.
Bush, who lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 GOP presidential primary contest, laments the hostile tone we’re hearing these days from the president and others in the arena.
He noted something interesting about his late father, the 41st president, George H.W. Bush. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: George H.W. Bush, he said, could have claimed credit when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Instead, he stepped back and let the German people celebrate the accomplishment, he said of his father.
Try for just a moment to imagine how the 45th POTUS would handle such a monumental event. Imagine Donald Trump “stepping back” and letting “the German people celebrate the accomplishment.”
It wouldn’t happen, any more than one can expect a return to political civility for as long as Donald Trump is in the arena.
Still, Jeb Bush’s call is worth noting. It’s also worth wishing it can come true.