Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Think Tankers (And Donors) Lining Up to Support 2016 Candidates

More and more think tankers are quietly working behind the scenes to join 2016 presidential campaigns.

The latest news is that Jeb Bush is considering naming Meghan O'Sullivan, former Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan to George W. Bush, as his top foreign policy aide.

Among other things, O'Sullivan is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

In related think tank-2016 presidential news, billionaire media mogul Haim Saban, a large donor to the Brookings Institution, has said he will spend "whatever it takes" to help Hillary Clinton become the next president.  [An Al Jazeera satire piece jokes that Saban has been parading Hillary around Brookings.]