Last week in Nashville, Jeb Bush dutifully appeared before the NRA faithful, sticking up for Florida’s stand your ground law (which he signed) and dinging President Obama for his resolute anti-2A stance. So…brownie points, no? The former Florida gov, widely seen as a middle-of-the-roader, got up there in front of a decidedly right-leaning crowd and presented his pro-gun bona fides. But maybe the (at best) polite response he got was due to those in the crowd who use the New York Times as something other than fish wrap. Because just the day before, the paper of record had reported that Mayor Mike had anointed Jeb as the only worthy GOP candidate . . .
For gun rights supporters, that’s a little like Michael Corleone planting a big wet kiss on Fredo’s forehead.
When asked what he thought of the growing field of presidential candidates, Mr. Bloomberg was equally definite. “Hillary and Jeb are the only two who know how to make the trains run,” …
No question about it. There’s nothing that will establish Bush’s RKBA street cred in the eyes of America’s gun owners like a Mussolini reference from a Napoleonic know-it-all who loves nothing more than telling others how to live their lives. With friends like that….