Breitbart has an article up at this link quoting Jeb Bush as saying "
The original report of Jeb Bush's speech is reproduced below from C4P as it appeared in the Breitbart report from the Miami Herald
The comments at Breitbart are in the main massively unfavorable, here is a taste;
these are just a few of many suchlike, especially from those who lived through the Johnson era and its aftermath. Which aftermath brought, amongst many other disasters, Nixon/Watergate/a bloated welfare state/ governments using lies to go to war.
Perhaps it was this last Johnson effort, using the
Gulf of Tonkin incident to falsely commit America to a disastrous, murderous war which is so reminiscent of "weapons of mass destruction" from the Bush/Powell administration that makes Jeb nostalgic for LBJ.
Jeb Bush does not say he wants to govern like LBJ in respect of his social and economic programs, but in the manner in which he got his legislation, for better or worth, with truth and lies, through Congress. The general consensus amongst commentators is "no thanks".
The last thing America wants is a strong arm president who will do anything to get his way. Surely the end result of the last such president is enough to make people run a mile from the concept.
And running they are. At Breitbart, at least, the response is that Jeb has well and truly shot himself in the foot, is a creature of Karl Rove and if the Establishment succeeds in foisting him on them as the 2016 candidate they will stay at home in droves or vote for/create a third party.
"Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president.