This article originally appeared in The Nation
Jeb Bush may impress foreign leaders just because he’s not his brother—but that’s not enough.
Over the weekend The Washington Post reported on the state of Jeb Bush’s nascent presidential bid and painted a picture of a campaign that is in a state of panic. And for good reason.
In six months, Jeb has revealed himself to be a candidate who is hindered not only by his last name but also by what has—so far, anyway—been a clumsy and awkward performance on the campaign trail. Like his older brother, Jeb struggles mightily with his native tongue. He also seems to have a hopelessly disjointed approach to foreign affairs.
In desperate search of foreign-policy credentials, Mr. Bush traveled to several Eastern European capitals last week, where, it was said, he impressed his interlocutors by the fact that he wasn’t his brother.
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