Jeb Bush Is Worst Surrogate Yet

Ronald Reagan would have, based on his record of finding accommodation, finding some degree of common ground, as would my dad — they would have a hard time if you define the Republican party — and I don’t — as having an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement, doesn’t allow for finding some common ground.

— Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, noting that both Ronald Reagan and his father George H. W. Bush “would have had a difficult time getting nominated by today’s ultraconservative Republican Party,” BuzzFeed reports. He added that he views the hyper-partisan moment as “temporary” but called it “disturbing.”

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