The conservative issues group For America, chaired by the outspoken Brent Bozell, has launched a web and social network video this morning calling former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “unelectable,” recounting Bush’s 2013 presentation of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal to Hillary Clinton.
View the For America video by clicking here.
Released on the morning after Bush gave a major foreign policy address in which he declared, “I am my own man,” the video attempts to show that Bush will be highly vulnerable if he wins the GOP presidential nomination and faces Clinton in the 2016 general election.
In a statement, Bozell said, “It’s bad enough that Hillary Clinton will likely use footage from this event against any Republican nominee, but if Jeb Bush is her opponent she will make him look ridiculous.
“Anytime Jeb calls Hillary ‘Obama 2.0,’ any criticism he makes of her awful record as Secretary of State, any time he shows how much of an extremist she is on the issues, will be completely dismissed when she reminds everyone that he gave her an award for public service. As it stands, Jeb has absolutely no credibility to criticize her because he has already anointed her as a great public servant; and he inexplicably did so almost a year to the day of the Benghazi massacre. He will lose, and the public will have to suffer at least another four years of Obama’s policies – and anything worse she has in store for America.”
For America is a 501-c:4 non-profit issues group which says it is “organized to educate Americans about traditional and contemporary American values, to relentlessly fight the growth of government, to oppose any substitute to freedom and self-government, to promote individual liberty and excellence, to promote economic opportunity, and to move America toward her founding principles.”
The group said the ad will be promoted on its Facebook page and other parts of its “massive digital and social media network.” The group says it has 32,120 supporters in New Hampshire, 118,564 supporters in first-caucus state Iowa as well as hundreds of thousands of supporters in the other seven states that hold early primaries or caucuses.