Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is making his first policy address as a prospective 2016 presidential candidate on Wednesday, arguing during a speech in Detroit that conservatives can win over people on economic issues where “liberal government” has failed.
It’s the GOP establishment front-runner’s first hint of what a presidential campaign message would sound like.
“Let’s go where our ideas can matter most,” Bush will say in Detroit, according to excerpts. “Where the failures of liberal government are most obvious.”
“Let’s deliver real conservative success,” Bush will say. “And you know what will happen? We’ll create a whole lot of new conservatives.”
Bush, who is fundraising and hiring staff for a possible campaign, is delivering the policy speech at the Detroit Economic Club. It is the first of a “series of speeches in the coming months” as part of his new Right to Rise PAC, according to his organization.
“This is an urgent issue: Far too many Americans live on the edge of economic ruin,” Bush will say. “And many more feel like they’re stuck in place, working longer and harder, even as they’re losing ground. Tens of millions of Americans no longer see a clear path to rise above their challenges.”