Trail To The Chief: Bush Family, Ranked Edition

Trail To The Chief: Bush Family, Ranked Edition
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But that's the thing about beating Jeb's bushes -- they are full of Bushes. You've got your former Presidents Bush and, maybe, a few future Presidents Bush. You have ancient scions and captains of industry who hand-minted one of America's most famous coats-of-arms. You have powerful women -- wives and mothers -- who make you wonder if this family has really been a stealth matriarchy all along. Finally, you have Jeb's own tight-knit family: a diverse household that looks a lot more like America's modern families and has come through the sorts of personal struggles that help it form a lasting, empathetic connection with other families across the nation.

For Jeb, the old cliche is the new cliche: Can he overcome those comparisons to the previous Bush? But if you dig deep, you'll find that this family name comes with at least as many benefits as it does liabilities. This week, we're ranking the branches of an old family tree according to their respective helpfulness for the 2016 election. And no, Right to Rise isn't paying us the big consulting bucks for our sage advice about who to highlight on the campaign trail below.

Candidate Photos: Getty, Associated Press

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