Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 12.14.56 PMNow that Jeb Bush has thrown his hat in the ring for 2016, he’s got to figure out where his greatest strengths are, as well as what his greatest weaknesses happen to be.

Many would agree that one of the key reasons voters might turn their backs on him is because of his support for Common Core.

The Common Core education system isn’t overly popular amongst conservatives, and Jeb Bush thinks they’re a pathway to better education.

Karl Rove commented on Bush’s support for Common Core on Fox News. He said, “Common Core is, I think, the biggest challenge he faces…The question is, how can he defend high academic standards, which he believes in, when it has been conflated with the Obama administration.”

The truth is education is a low priority for many conservative voters.

Yes, Republicans do care about education, and yes, Common Core is deeply unpopular with most conservatives, but that’s not the biggest chink in his armor.

Surprisingly, it’s that the fact that Jeb Bush is a member of the historic Bush family that might keep him out of office.

Leading conservatives view the Bush family as being oppositional to Reaganism, and feel Bush might obstruct the resurgence of conservative ideology that has received a tidal wave of support in recent years.

Though the Bush’s helped to usher in waves of financial success, some feel another Bush in office might be holding too close to the status quo.

Noemie Emery writes:

Take the case of Jeb Bush and the movement conservative purists who want no part of him or the rest of his family, what with Phyllis Schafly, et al., labeling him one in the long line of Establishment losers who have been leading the party to certain defeat.

‘The distinction to make,’ National Review editor Rich Lowry says, ‘is that he is a pre-Obama conservative. The last six years have marked an entire epoch of Republican politics — defined by the rise of the Tea Party and the fight against Obama’s agenda — that Bush has largely been absent from.’ And Bush’s big obsessions of Common Core and immigration aren’t really germane to the fight he needs to pick now with Obama — a fight that he and the base can both fight together, which he has so far failed to begin.

The picture of conservative politics is much different than it was back in 2008.

Where as a run 6 years ago might have gone much more favorably for Bush, a run this time might see him relegated to the sidelines.

It’s not that Bush isn’t an effectual governor.

His record in Florida is quite strong.

The bigger issue at stake here is conservatives want something that’s totally different than anything Obama has to offer. And with Bush on the same page with Obama on at least a few issues, he might not do as well as he’d like.