George W. Bush: Jeb Will ‘Protect America’
New York Times – It has been seven years since he dominated the American political stage, but his approachable Texas drawl remains instantly recognizable. And former President George W. Bush’s testimonial for his brother Jeb’s campaign, in an ad now running in South Carolina, begins with a phrase he made familiar: “The first job of the president is to protect America.”
Right to Rise, the “super PAC” supporting Jeb Bush’s campaign, has been deploying well-respected surrogates to make the case for his national-security credentials. First, four military officers praised Mr. Bush’s “guts.” Now, it is the former president, who says Mr. Bush’s “good heart and strong backbone” will unite the country and the world in the fight against terrorism. It is a positive message for the former Florida governor, who has been aggressively attacking his rivals.