As the political battle field for the 2016 presidential elections becoming more intense with each passing day in the United States, the political machinery surrounding former Florida Governor and a potential Republican frontrunner, Jeb Bush, seems to be gearing up for what we can call ‘Mission Florida’.
Bush’s political team is reportedly mulling over a massive operation which will be primarily aimed at turning the state into ‘a bulwark for his presidential campaign’.
According to the reports from dozens of interviews, the political apparatus working behind Bush is struggling hard to avoid any kind of embarrassment for the prominent political figure in Florida, a state that has vexed Republican party and Bush family in the national elections.
The plan, which is code-named “Homeland Security,” the team intends to neutralize two potentially grave, though homegrown threats, to the long-anticipated presidential run for Bush.
So far, nearly a dozen of Republicans as well as a handful of the ruling Democratic Party leaders have revealed their political ambitions for their party’s presidential nomination for 2016.
A demographic drift within Florida and the likely challenge from Miami senator Marco Rubio, a magnetic Republican personality who is likely to seek the party’s presidential nomination himself, could potentially doom Bush’s prospects in the state against a Democrat.
Florida, which gave President Barack Obama an opportunity to prevail in the previous two elections, would require enormous energy and resources from Bush and his team over the next year.
Florida is currently home to four probable presidential candidates for the Republican Party. They are:
- Jeb Bush (who lives in Coral Gables and served the state as its governor from 1999 to 2007)
- Marco Rubio (who lives in West Miami)
- Ben Carson, an author and neurosurgeon who lives in West Palm Beach
- Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas ( who lives in Santa Rosa Beach)
Florida is geographically a vast state as well is tropically flamboyant. Politically, the region is best-known for ‘colliding nationalities’ and has the reputation for ‘electoral mishap’. In such a scenario, the state of Florida offers the likelihood of intrigue in every presidential poll. In 2016, however, its role is likely to be emerged as the “most bruising and intimate” in the United States.