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Krauthammer’s Take: Jeb Bush’s Announcement May Thin the 2016 GOP Field

Charles Krauthammer says a Jeb Bush presidential campaign would discourage other potential candidates from the establishment and conservative wings of the GOP from running for office.

“Those who would be on, let’s say, his wing of the spectrum are going to have to rethink whether they want to go up against Jeb Bush and how good a chance they’re going to have,” Krauthammer said on Tuesday’s Special Report. “Because it creates an instant front-runner, for good or for ill, it will discourage some of the fringe candidates.” 

Krauthammer was responding to Bush’s announcement today on Facebook that he would “actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.”

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