With Chris Christie battling the feds, state officials, Democrats and the media during the fallout from Bridgegate, Jeb Bush emerges as the hope of the conservative movement in America. We all know he has the infrastructure to get to the White House in 2016. He is as experienced a politico as Hillary Clinton. And his signature issue is education.
The danger, now that the spotlight is on him, is that he will peak too early. That has derailed so many promising political campaigns. The classic example was that of Howard Dean's. Here is the analysis of Bush's positioning in The Washington Post.
History might show that Christie simply peaked too soon on the national level. He was doing well on the state level. His handlers might have advised him to keep his focus there on the state. His Administration might have been distracted by his surging image and become reckless.
Bush could win in 2016 if he plays it slow and steady.