Former Governor Jeb Bush called upon his brother, former President George W. Bush, to stump for him in North Charleston, South Carolina yesterday. State Senator Katrina Shealy of South Carolina is a supporter of Jeb Bush and appeared on stage to motivate the crowd and introduce U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The campaign event was well attended by students from the Citadel, an officer who supports legalizing marijuana, an infant who held a Jeb Bush sign, a group of young men who showed their support of Jeb Bush, and a host of other interested attendees who waved flags and Jeb Bush signs when something resonated with them during George W. Bush’s stump speech. By far, this is former Governor Jeb Bush’s biggest crowd and his demeanor was lively and upbeat yesterday.
A jovial U.S. Senator Graham said there was no way he could mess up the event and spoke about President Barack Obama’s time in the White House coming to a close. Former President George W. Bush was introduced and the Bush family walked out from backstage. Walking toward the stage with former President George W. Bush were former First Lady Laura Bush who still looks as pretty as she did when she and her husband had taken residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. and former Governor Jeb Bush had greeted the audience with a smile and confident thumbs-up while walking toward the stage.
Former President George W. Bush happily recalled a time when he attended an Okra Strut in Irmo, South Carolina. He reflected upon Tommy’s Country Ham House in Greenville, South Carolina where a PETA protestor dumped manure in the parking lot and it had no effect on the taste of the ham he had been served. He told the audience that he was proud of how South Carolinians banded together after the incident at the Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He encouraged Americans to come together to protest against racism and hate. Governor Nikki Haley was praised for a job well-done and thanked the residents of South Carolina for voting her into office. Next, he touched upon the name calling in the 2016 election and said his father told him that “labels are for cans!” Former President Bush said Jeb is “plenty smart” and has “laid out attainable goals” for this nation. He said Jeb wants to help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and dreamers and doers who stimulate the economy.
Speaking honestly, George W. Bush said he and Laura do not miss the power that comes with being President of the United States; however, they do miss their friends. He said he understands the anger and frustration of Americans, but added that we do not need someone in the Oval Office who stokes the flames of anger and frustration, an indirect strike at presidential candidate Donald Trump. Then he says we need someone who can fix the problems that cause anger and frustration stating that that person is Jeb Bush! Speaking from experience, former President George W. Bush said that “the strongest person usually isn’t the loudest person in the room.”