Bless her heart, Barbara Bush was asked if her son Jeb Bush should run for President and she bluntly said no, "We've had enough Bushes."
But Mom Bush isn't the only mom in America that thinks he shouldn't seek the nomination. Moms across America are not happy with Jeb Bush and his education policies, specifically his support of Common Core. Common core is causing a rift in the GOP and it's in large part because mothers across the nation are getting informed about the massive federal take-over of education and blogging, tweeting, and getting active in their states to oppose it.
A recent Twitter rally, was able to get #StopCommonCore to trend globally. It was a one day event that made a huge impact. #StopCommonCore is now trending in many state legislatures and with mothers across the nation. Moms are getting active in their capitals and bills are being introduced and approved that halt Common Core in their states. (See TruthinAmericanEducation for what's happening in specific states.) Stop Common Core Facebook pages are active and growing in number as moms search for ways to network and share ideas. Parents and Educators across the political spectrum are uniting.
Common Core may have won the approval of 45 states in 2010 but it is losing the approval of moms across America in 2013. Jeb Bush is one of the biggest GOP cheerleaders of Common Core and moms know it. Bush's recent praise of David Coleman, chief architect of the Common Core spread like wildfire among moms and strengthened our resolve against him and the Common Core.
Can Jeb Bush win in 2016 if he doesn't have the support of his mom? Sure.
Can Jeb Bush win in 2016 if he doesn't have the support of moms across America? Not a chance.