The headline comes not from a statement by the elder Bush or from his spokesman but Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, the daughter of the late Robert Kennedy and the former very liberal Lieutenant Governor of Maryland who failed in her follow-on attempt at public office. Ms. Townsend posted it on her Facebook page and Drudge jumped on it with both feet.
Now H.W. is no fan of Trump and, of course, we know that his two political sons, George and Jeb, certainly aren't either. But we should accept the Bush spokesman comment that the elder Bush is not commenting on the election as the likely truth. He might be planning on voting for Hillary but it is doubtful if he would make a big public spectacle out of it. We don't know if we can count on his sons to do the same, especially Jeb who has been so outspoken in his animosity. But it is this writer's opinion that Ms. Townsend pushed the envelope on this and had no business putting it out there on Facebook. Should it turn out to be true it would be very sad coming from a man who, while not of the Reagan image, always carried himself and his public discourse with class and dignity. This would be clearly at odds with that for a lifelong Republican.
The real takeaway from this is the outright opposition shown by so much of the political elite class to the message of Trump. Trump's message, particularly now that he has focused on issues and problems with less snark, is one that resonates with the public which is tired of the same old, same old. The elites fight it tooth and nail since they see it as a loss of power and influence which a Trump election would certainly cause. But how about the elites for once in their political lives putting the needs of their country, not just themselves, first? As we've seen time and time again, the cesspool that is Washington needs a good cleaning. Let's clean it up and make America great again. Trump is the only one on the horizon who has the will and the backbone to do that.