Hey, here's a new rumor about 2016, it being a new day and all: Wall Street wants Jeb Bush to run. Attention, Wall Street. You actually don't know anything about politics, so stop.
Politico's Morning Money tells us about the "Jeb Bush Boomlet." Apparently "there is growing chatter in elite New York financial circles" that Bush is thinking about running. "Plugged in" GOP sources say he's moved from certainly not running to a "30 percent chance" of running.
Some of the chatter ratcheted up because Bush was in NYC on Tuesday and spoke at the SIFMA conference and took some hard shots at President Obama for taking "victory dances" after fiscal fights and not building relationships with Republicans that could help on tax reform, immigration and other issues.
A "plugged in GOP source" emailed Politico's Ben White: "If Christie can't break out … Jeb is the only proven national mainstream candidate who could keep the Cruz/Paul wing at bay and have a shot at winning a general election." How serious would Bush be about his run? "[H]e will drop everything else he is doing (working for Barclays, among things) and go all in." Pretty serious!
There are, as of writing, 1,091 days until the November 2016 elections. In our little horse race, the competitors are still a long, long way from the January 2016 finish line. The point being: daily, breathless updates about who's in and who's out are just silly — especially based on "chatter" following a potential candidate's public appearance. So you say a former politician and member of the Bush family insulted Obama at an event? Wrap it up, everyone. Our 2016 field is set.