A little more than a week ago, Jeb Bush delivered a speech at Rollins College that sounded a lot like a campaign speech.
It begin with sweeping promises of cooperation and bipartisanship -- yet led to repeated criticism of the current administration. It touched on everything from education to energy.
And boy, did it have local Republican powerbrokers titilated.
During a pre-speech reception and book-signing, the conference room at the Alfond Inn was thick with donors who haven't enjoyed much sway or influence since Bush left office. And their excitement was palpable.
It appears they are not alone. Today's Washington Post has an in-depth piece, titled: "Influential Republicans working to draft Bush into 2016 presidential race."
Some see Bush as the party's best hope at salvation. Others say he has weaknesses ripe for exploitation.
I think both sides are right.
The piece looks at both sides - and why folks keep mentioning his name.
One thing's for sure: With Jeb's intense speech and travel schedule, he's as interested in stoking the speculation as anyone.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun