Americans should know by now, the current crop of candidates of both parties running for President are narcissistic and many of them and their family members are actually a bit creepy.
There are creepy politicians in both parties as the following:
- New York Rep Anthony Weiner (D) texting explicit messages and photos with young women
- John Edwards (D) affair with woman as wife was battling cancer
- New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) solicited prostitutes
- Idaho Sen Larry Craig (R) tapping foot in airport bathroom stall for male sex
- Louisiana Sen David Vitter (R) solicited prostitutes
- Nevada Sen David Ensign (R) sex with staff member
- South Carolina Gov. David Sanford (R) year long affair with an overseas mistress
- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) paying off blackmail money to cover sexual exploits with young boys when a high school teacher
To make a run for President a man or woman has to have a very big ego and most likely cannot run unless they have the backing of his or her spouse. Running in a national campaign candidates' spouses, children, siblings can all become targets by political opponents, pundits, the news media, and blog writers!
Often times, a President's parents, siblings, or adult children can prove to be an embarrassment. Jimmy Carter had brother Billy Carter. Bill Clinton had half brother Roger and his colorful mother Virginia Kelly. George W, Bush had party-loving adult daughters and his adoring mother Barbara and the long shadow of his father's presidency.
Next to the Clintons, another dysfunctional family in the White House was the Kennedys.
The myth of Camelot has gradually been dispelled as the public has learned that the "beloved" John Kennedy was a known womanizer and more than likely he and his brother Bobby passed actress Marilyn Monroe between them.
Franklin Roosevelt's mother was legendary with interfering in his marriage to his wife Eleanor. After being caught in a couple of affairs, Roosevelt swore not to do it again or at least get caught. Of course the four term President died in the arms of his mistress.
So now we are entering the long political year and we can see our future leaders acting like children and one should dread that one of these dufuses will occupy the White House.
When Barbara Bush was asked about her son running for President a couple years ago, she replied:
I think it’s a great country, there are a lot of great families, and it’s not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified, and we’ve had enough Bushes.
There were many people hoping that the nation would not be put through another nightmare of another Bush Presidency and that Jeb would have listened to his mother.
But Jeb did not honor his mother and plunged into a Presidential campaign which is now plummeting.
So to let Americans know that despite his failing campaign, he has the support of his mama Barbara, Jeb pulled out all the stops and put her in a campaign ad endorsing him as President.
In many conservative circles, the outspoken Barbara Bush remains popular and many were upset when Donald Trump, acting just like the little boy bully that he is, ran to his computer and twittered:
Just watched Jeb's ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb --- mom can't help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin.
And in defense of his mother, the loyal son Jeb also ran to his computer and tweeted back:
I'd be careful Donald