The Republican party finally has an early front-runner. On Tuesday, Jeb Bush announced that he will "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States." Though it's not a flat-out confirmation that he's running for president, it's the most definitive answer from a big-name candidate. In anticipation of his likely presidential bid, Americans are tweeting #InsteadOfJeb with suggestions they think would be better candidates than the former Florida governor. Judging by their suggestions, many would rather have anyone — literally anyone — run for president than Bush.
In his Tuesday announcement, which he posted to Facebook, Bush said:
In January, I also plan to establish a Leadership PAC that will help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation.
In other words, Bush will get out there and actively gauge his support from voters and donors before making a formal decision to run for president. Bush, who has stopped short of forming an exploratory committee, will work with the PAC instead to test his chances of success as a potential candidate. So Bush's journey to presidency is nascent at best, but that doesn't mean it hasn't created a considerable amount of buzz. And he'll likely use this early momentum to win over constituents across the country.
In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.
However, many Americans are already chiming in and providing some pretty clear-cut evidence for his testing committee. But it's probably not the answer they wanted to hear. Many have taken to Twitter to tweet candidate suggestions they deem more fit for president than W's little brother — some of which are not even human. Here are the craziest candidates people want to see running #InsteadOfJeb.
Someone declares that they'd rather vote for a Kardashian, and that's as tame as it gets.
Some chose nonhuman candidates.
Some chose animated nonhuman candidates.
Some would rather elect crazy homeless people.
One guy suggested a cheese sandwich, but then realized that it'd be too similar to John Boehner.
And one guy would rather vote for a caricature of a North Korean dictator.
Then there were the people who listed what they'd rather subject themselves to over four years of a Jeb Bush presidency. Like, for instance, being eaten alive.
Or a really unpleasant vacation/exile.
Some would do the "unthinkable."
Some would give up their favorite things in life.
One guy would rather wipe out a large part of the human population.
And this guy gave us a two-for-one answer.
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