Could Washington’s dysfunction be solved by golfing? Former Florida governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says it might just do the trick.
In an interview with “Politics Confidential,” Bush recommended that President Obama could break though the current political logjam by golfing with Speaker of the House John Boehner.
“It would be good for our country if political leaders actually took that to heart,” Bush said. “I'd like Barack Obama, who seems to be an avid golfer, to quietly invite John Boehner out to hit them up.“
Obama and Boehner did play one round of golf together in 2011, but the pair has not played together again since then.
Personal interaction between political rivals, Bush said, is a missing ingredient in the current political landscape – and one that has been historically significant.
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