Jeb Bush returns to the Florida capital Monday brining the same anti-big-government message he used to win the Governor’s Mansion to his quest to take the White House in 2016.
The former governor, who served from 1998-2006, will kick off the first of a series of speeches outlining his priorities at Florida State Universit. His target: “Mount Washington,’’ as he portrays himself as an outsider ready to reform.
"Gov. Bush will talk about putting America's financial house in order and why that requires a president willing to challenge the culture of our nation's capital,’’ his campaign said.
It’s the same approach Bush took 17 years ago, when he derided the state capital as “Mount Tallahassee” -- bureaucracy-laden and bereft of fresh ideas.In his first year as governor, Bush said he preferred community-based solutions and opposed “topdown” systems.
“The expectation here isn't that you're supposed to be waiting for a message via pigeon from Mount Tallahassee,” he said.