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Sauce for the Gander

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The early stages of the presidential campaign are unfolding as expected.  Jeb Bush is irritating his party’s right wing by periodically praising President Obama. Otherwise he remains as elusive as possible, in view of the gantlet of Red State primaries he must run in order to receive the Republican nomination. Then he can run to the center in the general election. To make this point last week, Washington Post campaign correspondent Ed O’Keefe reached back to an interview that Bush gave Charlie Rose in 2012: “I don’t have to play the game of being 100,000 percent against President Obama,” he