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Jeb Bush screenshot During his keynote, Bush highlighted many of the struggles currently facing our country, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified them.

With finger-pointing and name-calling the norm among politicians and even in everyday conversations, few people would relish the idea of spending an hour listening to someone share his thoughts on the political outlook of our country. But for attendees of the 16th annual BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, the opening keynote address from former Florida governor Jeb Bush offered a welcome change of pace: a call for optimism, bipartisanship, innovation and creativity.

“There’s a lot of things that liberals and conservatives can agree on, but they need to pause, agree and take action,” Bush told a virtual audience of attendees. “When they find common ground on a subject, embrace it. The center has been torn asunder in our country and we need to rebuild it.”

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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