It sure isn’t 1992 anymore.
There’s word former President George H.W. Bush–defeated by Bill Clinton in the 19992 Presidential Race–will cast his Presidential Ballot this year for Democrat Hillary Clinton–turning a very cold shoulder to his Party’s Nominee Donald Trump.
“It’s one of those endorsements that’s a two-edge sword for Hillary Clinton” said Rice University Political Scientist Mark Jones, who is also a Fellow at the Baker Institute.
“One effect is that it does signal to some Republicans that it is ok to vote for Hillary Clinton–but still be a Republican–with George H.W. Bush leading the charge there” Jones told KTSA News, quickly adding there is a fine line to be walked in all of this.
“It also could be bad for Hillary Clinton and good for Donald Trump in that it helps fuel his narrative that this “elite” is trying to keep him out of the Oval Office” Jones said.
In the end, Jones said the elder Bush is one of the last links to a very old wing of the Republican Party. He said the impact of such an endorsement is likely to be limited–but could be very big at the same time.
“If it’s going to have any effect, it’s going to be in one of the “battleground states” where the election is decided by a half-percent, one-percent, or two-percent” Jones said.