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Excerpts of Jeb Bush’s Announcement Speech: ‘A Time for Choosing’

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign — ah, what a relief to call it what it is, instead of a “potential campaign” or exploratory committee! — released some excerpts of today’s announcement speech:

We are 17 months from the time for choosing. The stakes for America’s future are about as great as they come. Our prosperity and our security are in the balance. So is opportunity, in this nation where every life matters and everyone has the right to rise. …

They have offered a progressive agenda that includes everything but progress. They are responsible for the slowest economic recovery ever … the biggest debt increases ever … a massive tax increase on the middle class … the relentless buildup of the regulatory state … and the swift, mindless drawdown of a military that was generations in the making.

I, for one, am not eager to see what another four years would look like under that kind of leadership. The presidency should not be passed on from one liberal to the next.

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