Jeb Bush — the son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush — announced his intentions to explore a run for president of the United States of America on a Facebook post today. This is the first time a major presidential candidate has used the social network as a platform for an announcement. Usually campaigns launch in newspapers, television programs, or press conferences.
After roughly 10 million reporter attempts to get him to announce a run, Jeb does it via Facebook post.— daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 16, 2014
Bush, the former governor of Florida, has been hinting at a run for the presidency in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Bush claimed he would released a policy-dense ebook, along with the entirety of his emails from his time as Governor. In the Facebook post, Bush talks about what inspired him to
claim the right of his bloodline participate in the democratic process.
Says Bush:We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.
In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation. The PAC's purpose will be to support leaders, ideas and policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.
I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States: https://t.co/luY4lCF2cA.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) December 16, 2014
In related news, Mr. Bush learned the daily difficulties of web publishing. Y'all can laugh, but what if Jeb Bush goofed on purpose. What's more everyman than typos on your Facebook post?
Jeb Bush has decided to "activelyexplore" possibility of being president of "ournation." Jeb! Space key! Hit it! pic.twitter.com/EZC2tO2Tj8— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) December 16, 2014