However, George H.W. Bush may have just accidentally sabotaged Hillary Clinton's presidential race. Unfortunately for the Republican Party, Bush 41 wants Clinton to win. Sadly for Clinton, Bush 41 has come out for her.
She probably would rather have a group of people with Ebola embracing her than Bush 41. Please don't get mad at me because I agree that George and Barbara are good and decent people, they spent their lives in service to his country. Most people in America are just sick and tired of the Bushes and Clintons.
When George was running for reelection for president, I sat at an outside banquet table close to Barbara one night and kept the flag from blowing in her face. She was so kind to look at me and say, "Excuse me Reverend," every time she said “damn.”
Every time she did that I wanted to say, "Grandma, please don't do that out here in front of all these Christian people, who were sipping on their bourbon whiskey.”
Bush 41 naturally supported his son Jeb. This was the right thing to do. How embarrassing to not support your son. Right? He didn't help him any.
Jeb had $100 million behind him to handedly win the Republican primary and become the next president of the United States. Unfortunately, neither all the big money nor the influence of his president brother George W., nor his president dad could help him rise from the bottom.
We've actually mostly forgotten this because it's the kind of stuff we really don't care to remember.
Understandably it hurts to lose. Jeb Bush was beaten so bad by Donald Trump that he probably will never get over it, nor will his family.
It would be nice to see a unified Republican party. Unfortunately, conservatism seldom unifies 100 percent, there will always be one or two splinter groups.
They will be a little more conservative than the larger body, and they will pull off to the side to do their own thing, bringing a small percentage of the party with them. This small percent usually finds a way to beat down the larger body over one or two issues.
This happened in the nation's largest Protestant denomination back during the 80s and 90s. The Southern Baptist Convention was a great denomination that had thousands of full-time career missionaries, a thriving membership, and millions of dollars in financial support.
A strong conservative thrust successfully took over the convention, and then they began to fight among themselves. Today, the Southern Baptist Convention barely resembles what it was in the early 80s.
Is Donald Trump worried a whole lot about Bush 41's decision? He wasn't worried much about the Bush family a few months ago, I doubt that he is now.
For Bush 41, he will most likely leave this life being remembered as someone who lived off the Republican Party his entire life, and then went out of this world knifing the Republicans in the back.
Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author of eleven books.