OKLAHOMA CITY, January 23, 2014 – George P. Bush, grandson of President George H.W. Bush, nephew of President George W. Bush and son of Florida Governor Jeb Bush has an impressive family political dynasty, but does that translate into gaining support from the Hispanic community beyond Texas should the young Bush eye the presidency?
There is no telling whether or not the young Bush will seek the presidency in the upcoming years. Yet George’s ambitions, political dynasty won’t be a burden should he seek the presidency.
Prominent Hispanic politicians such as Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Tea Party darlings such as Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz are known in the Hispanic community nationwide. The same can not be said of George P. Bush, even though George assisted in his uncle’s Hispanic outreach during the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.
One of the challenges that can be overcome in Texas for Bush is appealing to the well-established Democratic Hispanic presence in the southern region of the state. George can overcome such battle in winning the hearts of Hispanic voters and recognizing that Hispanics do have republican values such as family values, education, less government intrusion.
The battle will be among prominent Hispanic Democrats in Texas such as San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and Congressman Joaquin Castro, already gaining popularity after the 2012 Democratic National Convention due to their outreach in the Hispanic community.
If he chooses to run, the young Bush has the political last name to raise campaign funds, but the question is whether he carries enough weight to be known in the Hispanic communities across the country.
If George P. Bush continues his efforts of reaching out to Hispanic voters in Texas and beyond than there is no doubt that the Republican Party would have a valuable asset to gain Hispanic support when or if George P. Bush seeks the presidency.