Blast off: Shaky Jeb Bush campaign ready to soar thanks to coveted Eric Cantor endorsement

posted at 8:01 pm on August 27, 2015 by Allahpundit

I feel like we’re going to find out six months from now that Trump bribed Cantor to do this.

Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday evening and will be named a Virginia state co-chair of his presidential campaign, Republican sources tell POLITICO.

Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors…

A Cantor source said: “They have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the only candidate with a real long-term vision for the country who can also actually implement it – not just talk about it.”

I … guess this makes sense? Right now, if you’re Jeb, there’s nothing you can do about Trump except hope that Republicans are having a summer fling and that old-fashioned establishmentarianism will reassert itself this fall. In the meantime, you focus on sidelining Walker and Rubio by winning the donor primary. Even in a worst-case scenario for Bush where Trump stays strong through New Year’s, he and his team are convinced they can win a head-to-head primary death match as undecided Republican voters say to themselves, “We’re not really going to give Donald Trump the nuclear codes, are we?” If we’re destined to have a “Trump vs. Not Trump” race, then obviously the thing to do now is make sure that you’re the strongest “Not Trump” available. Cantor’s connections will help with that, especially with Kasich bearing down on Jeb in New Hampshire. Who knows? It may even be that Jeb’s hoping to see Trump’s success continue through the fall. He may have a better shot at winning a “Trump vs. Not Trump” battle as the “Not Trump” than winning a “Bush vs. Not Bush” battle with, say, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz as “Not Bush.” As Trump himself said today:

Indeed, which is why Jeb’s smart to lock up another big fundraiser. But yeah, all that aside, it’s high comedy that a guy who’s increasingly dismissed as an uncharismatic pro-amnesty cronyist underperformer would be touting the endorsement of someone who washed out of his House primary last year for being too soft on immigration and too cozy with cozy with D.C. lobbyists. It’d be like Kasich breathlessly announcing that he’s secured the Jon Huntsman endorsement. A little self-awareness, dude, please.

Speaking of which, wise words from Sean Trende on cause and effect in this year’s primary:

Trumpmania would have been a thing even without Jeb in the race, I think, especially if Rubio had emerged as the frontrunner and given Trump a juicy Gang-of-Eight target on immigration, but I don’t think there would have been the same populist frenzy. Bush is so baldly an “anointed” figure by party power brokers, reeking of aristocracy, dragging bags of money and favors owed behind him, and underwhelming everyone at every turn that backing a brawling vulgarian like Trump feels like the only logical democratic response. There wouldn’t be the same urgency to punish the donor class if Walker or Rubio or Cruz or someone else of modest beginnings from the new generation of Republican pols had climbed into the lead. Some parapsychologists will tell you that poltergeists aren’t “ghosts” as we commonly understand that term but rather a psychokinetic entity brought into being by a person with psychic powers when they’re forced to cope with extreme stress. The poltergeist, supposedly, is a sort of projection of their inner turmoil; once it’s manifested, it operates independently of the person who unwittingly created it and wreaks havoc. That’s Trump. He’s the poltergeist of the Republican primary. The donor class dropped $100 million on Jeb early as a sign that they were prepared to foist yet another bland centrist nominee with lots of connections on the party, and the anguish that generated in part of the base was so enormous that it hatched a banshee who’s now tossing people around the room and retweeting “bimbo” cracks about Megyn Kelly. Anyone know a good exorcist?


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That does it. I am voting Bush

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Poor Jeb (Who?) wrong choices no matter which way he turns.

31giddyup on August 27, 2015 at 8:03 PM

I was on the fence with Jeb. It was between “no Jeb” and “hell no Jeb.”
Now I’m firmly in the “hell no Jeb” camp.

rbj on August 27, 2015 at 8:06 PM

This was for the Boner thread but it applies here too because Cantor was right there with Boehner on that. Open Borders Cantor endorses Open Borders Act of Love Bush:

Boehner Mocks Conservative Colleagues On Immigration

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/04/25/boehner_mocks_conservative_colleagues_on_immigration.html

anotherJoe on August 27, 2015 at 8:07 PM

The Notorious G.O.P on August 27, 2015 at 8:02 PM

Agreed… I was on the fence about Jeb-Jeb’s wishy-washyness but if he’s good enough for Cantor that’s all I need.

If Cantor says it, that’s Presidential PLUS!

Skywise on August 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

ROFLMAO

You just know that somewhere, a group of establishment RINOs is giddily ecstatic over the Cantor endorsement. They’re probably doing cartwheels and giving each other high fives.

Eric Cantor. LOL

These people are so out of touch, it physically hurts.

Aizen on August 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

This changes everything !

Racistanyway on August 27, 2015 at 8:10 PM

I feel like we’re going to find out six months from now that Trump bribed Cantor to do this.
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LOL.

August 27, 2015, 07:36 pm
Trump mocks Cantor’s endorsement of Bush
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http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-primaries/252151-trump-happy-not-to-have-cantors-endorsement

canopfor on August 27, 2015 at 7:47 PM

canopfor on August 27, 2015 at 8:11 PM

How much more ammo will Jeb give Trump?

sorrowen on August 27, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Again, where is the cognitive dissonance?

Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state.

Cantor’s name is anathema here. The only thing this signifies is that Canto and Bush are reconnecting the consultant class hose to the donor spigot. Steakhouses across the state are rejoicing.

The smart thing to do would be to come down here and find the people who got Brat elected. Where are those guys now?

Joseph K on August 27, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Have to agree w/ AP’s take on this one.

Redstone on August 27, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Cantor needs to take his mantras back to the Synagogue. His blather won’t work with the base. He’s the anchor on Bush that will pull him down to oblivion. Luvin’ it.

vnvet on August 27, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Beat ir Cantor….your a loser

tractah on August 27, 2015 at 8:14 PM

I feel like we’re going to find out six months from now that Trump bribed Cantor to do this.

It’s either that or the SmartSet thinking the Cantor endorsement is just what Jeb needs to invigorate his campaign.

And they call us clowns.

RockyMtnGirl on August 27, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Have to agree w/ AP’s take on this one.
Redstone on August 27, 2015 at 8:13 PM
Common GOP Trump possession is fun :)

sorrowen on August 27, 2015 at 8:16 PM

It’s either that or the SmartSet thinking the Cantor endorsement is just what Jeb needs to invigorate his campaign.

And they call us clowns.

RockyMtnGirl on August 27, 2015 at 8:16 PM

I’m sure that Rick Wson and Cheri Jacobus thought that this was a brilliant move…

Redstone on August 27, 2015 at 8:17 PM

Well, that endorsement Klinches the K-Street Konnections.

onlineanalyst on August 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Cantor is a Rock’n The Vote!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on August 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Maybe nobody told Jeb! that Cantor got bounced out on his keister by a first time unknown candidate in his primary?

village idiot on August 27, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Wilson, don’t know anyone named Rick Wson but if that person exists I’m sure I would like him more than “TheRickWilson”.

Redstone on August 27, 2015 at 8:19 PM

It just gets better & better..:)

idesign on August 27, 2015 at 8:19 PM

“We’re not really going to give Donald Trump the nuclear codes, are we?’

And Dems are willing to give them to Biden? Or Hillary?

onlineanalyst on August 27, 2015 at 8:21 PM

I once heard of an Eric Cantor guy a long time ago. Is this the same guy?

HiJack on August 27, 2015 at 8:22 PM

Anyone know a good exorcist?
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canopfor on August 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

“The donor class dropped $100 million on Jeb early as a sign that they were prepared to foist yet another bland centrist nominee with lots of connections on the party, and the anguish that generated in part of the base was so enormous that it hatched a banshee who’s now tossing people around the room…”

And I like that smell of napalm in the morning, noon…and nighty night. Hope you aren’t too upset GOP bosses. It’s for your own good.

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Right now, if you’re Jeb, there’s nothing you can do about Trump except hope that Republicans are having a summer fling and that old-fashioned establishmentarianism will reassert itself this fall.

Jeb’s printing up new bumper stickers as we speak:

Jeb Bush, The Antidisestablishmentarianism Choice and Mexico’s Favorite

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Wow, talk about an ego.

Cantor is a pusbag. Plain and simple. So now we have a pusbag endorsing a pusbag.

If I were a progressive pusbag I’d care. What does that tell you Cantor?

Andy__B on August 27, 2015 at 8:24 PM

That’s some first class snark, AP.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Is the Bob Dole endorsement still up for grabs?

Aizen on August 27, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Is it news that a Wall Street banking lobbyist is backing Bush?

besser tot als rot on August 27, 2015 at 8:27 PM

Is Jumpin’ Jeffords still a Democrat, or did he jump back? Maybe he’ll be the next one to endorse John Ellis.

Aizen on August 27, 2015 at 8:28 PM

Bush 2016

“I’m not that bad!!!”

Aizen on August 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Better endorsement for Jeb than John McCain – Whoo..Ah!

celt on August 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM

John Ellis would be wise to seek the Ricky Martin endorsement. He’d pull in Latinos and gays.

Aizen on August 27, 2015 at 8:32 PM

So the first guy to endorse Bush, an amnesty proponent, is a guy who was kicked out in the primary because of his support of amnesty. And the guy beating Bush handily is winning the primary due to his refusal to support… amnesty.

Reality is funnier than comedy.

Stoic Patriot on August 27, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Better endorsement for Jeb than John McCain – Whoo..Ah!
celt on August 27, 2015 at 8:30 PM
That’s incoming and that will sink his already stale run for office….

sorrowen on August 27, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Isn’t Cantor’s wife some kind of honcho in the Chamber of Comemrce?

Chomsky Dance Recital on August 27, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Right now, if you’re Jeb, there’s nothing you can do about Trump except hope that Republicans are having a summer fling and that old-fashioned establishmentarianism will reassert itself this fall.

Well first off Bush was never in contention even without Trump…IMHO.

Second, this “fling” is starting to feel like love. I get all tingly and stuff. I kind of like in charge men, I know that might be unusual.

arnold ziffel on August 27, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Next week he’ll lock up the John Kerry endorsement.

Deadeye on August 27, 2015 at 8:37 PM

that it hatched a banshee who’s now tossing people around the room…”

They are going to run out of adjectives pretty soon.

Barred on August 27, 2015 at 8:37 PM

They are going to run out of adjectives pretty soon.

Barred on August 27, 2015 at 8:37 PM

“That’s why blogging is easier in Spanish, because there are no adjectives.” — Wise, empathetic Latina Bench-Warmer

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 27, 2015 at 8:39 PM

“Eric Cantor was defeated by GOP primary voters for being too cozy with Wall Street and the GOP establishment, and Jeb Bush is being relegated to middle-of-the-pack status by GOP presidential primary voters for exactly the same reasons,” DNC spokeswoman Christina Freundlich said in a statement.

Even the DNC gets it with Jeb.

they lie on August 27, 2015 at 8:42 PM

that it hatched a banshee who’s now tossing people around the room…”
They are going to run out of adjectives pretty soon.
Barred on August 27, 2015 at 8:37 PM
Right now this particular Banshee is having it’s way with Jeb and throwing him around the room. Trump wants Bush gone and the last poll he was down to 7%

sorrowen on August 27, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Bush3 2016: Two Bushes, then One Stone

faraway on August 27, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Well you can laugh if you want but…

In presidential primaries, endorsements have been among the best predictors of which candidates will succeed and which will fail. So we’re keeping track.

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-endorsement-primary/

Guess whose in first place on the GOP side?

P.S. Hillary is also way ahead by this measure.

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:44 PM

For those who are wondering, this is what Allahpundit considers a constructive use of his time:

Allahpundit [email protected] · 1h1 hour ago
Wednesday Cable Ratings: Megyn Kelly #1 in Demo for All Cable News http://www.mediaite.com/tv/wednesday-cable-ratings-megyn-kelly-1-in-demo-for-all-cable-news/

Tweeting Megyn Kelly’s ratings. I think he did it yesterday too.

Is Salem going through a restructuring? Have resumes been sent out?

Joseph K on August 27, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:44 PM Still defending Hillary…

sorrowen on August 27, 2015 at 8:46 PM

I don’t doubt that MeGYN has drawn new lefty viewers to her clown show.

faraway on August 27, 2015 at 8:48 PM

Allahpundit, your movie analogy is interesting, but Forbidden Planet much closer to the point you’re making than Poltergeist.

Vatican Watcher on August 27, 2015 at 8:52 PM

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:44 PM Still defending Hillary…

sorrowen on August 27, 2015 at 8:46 PM

It’s more about correcting misconceptions of people who consume way too much conservative media and thus have no grasp of reality.

Personally I have no interest in Hillary.

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM

The Dumbest of the Bushes!

trs on August 27, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Did anyone read this stream of semi-consciousness all the way through?
Cantor supports Bush: There is no end to the reasons I will never vote for Bush.

GaltBlvnAtty on August 27, 2015 at 8:58 PM

Okay, the two words above are separated by a bunch of other wordy words,
but AP basically arrives at vulgarian poltergeist.

Lawrence O’D and George Will both called Trump a vulgarian.
Something in common for them. But it was just plain vanilla vulgarian,
not a super duper vulgarian, or even a Top Vulgarian.
Just vulgarian.

AP wins.
Vulgarian Poltergeist.

There is no actual prize for winning.
Thanks for playing!
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I think AP may be working a little too hard,
cranking out a lot of material.
Why do I think that?

Vulgarian Poltergeist
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OT Another lefty site cuts off commenters
Announcement from the @dailybeast.
“As of today, we will be removing the commenting function off our site.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/19/a-note-to-our-readers.html

PaleoRider on August 27, 2015 at 9:01 PM

Well if David Duke can endorse Trump then surely a conservative can endorse another conservative.

Falz on August 27, 2015 at 9:03 PM

If that’s all it took, we’d be looking at a two man field right now.
Luckily, we’re not.

Another Drew on August 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Sprinkles are for winners, Eric.

Serious Drivel on August 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM

It’s more about correcting misconceptions of people who consume way too much conservative media and thus have no grasp of reality.

Personally I have no interest in Hillary.

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM

Huma would bite your throat out if you even thought about it.

Is it true Mao was quite the bon vivant and a fine ballroom dancer?

PaleoRider on August 27, 2015 at 9:14 PM

It’s more about correcting misconceptions of people who consume way too much conservative media and thus have no grasp of reality.

Personally I have no interest in Hillary.

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM

Only because she’s unelectable now…

Skywise on August 27, 2015 at 9:17 PM

Some parapsychologists will tell you that poltergeists aren’t “ghosts” as we commonly understand that term but rather a psychokinetic entity brought into being by a person with psychic powers when they’re forced to cope with extreme stress. The poltergeist, supposedly, is a sort of projection of their inner turmoil; once it’s manifested, it operates independently of the person who unwittingly created it and wreaks havoc. That’s Trump.

Allah Pundit

That’s nice. When Trump exposing his true self will he have scalley skin. Cause then the poltergeist theory would also explain the Lizard People phenomenon.
BTW I like that mystical psychological style.

BoxHead1 on August 27, 2015 at 9:18 PM

exposes

BoxHead1 on August 27, 2015 at 9:19 PM

Tialoc defends Hillary because they have the same view that pro life people are terrorists. I don’t know why Hillary was upset yesterday in front of that John Deere tractor talking about yesterday’s shooting. Can’t she realize that those were post birth abortions? Thats how I figured pro death people think.

garydt on August 27, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Some parapsychologists will tell you that poltergeists aren’t “ghosts” as we commonly understand that term but rather a psychokinetic entity brought into being by a person with psychic powers when they’re forced to cope with extreme stress. The poltergeist, supposedly, is a sort of projection of their inner turmoil; once it’s manifested, it operates independently of the person who unwittingly created it and wreaks havoc. That’s Trump.

Allah Pundit

AlahP is s a desert shaman ghost hunter.

BoxHead1 on August 27, 2015 at 9:25 PM

OT Another lefty site cuts off commenters
Announcement from the @dailybeast.
“As of today, we will be removing the commenting function off our site.” http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/19/a-note-to-our-readers.html

PaleoRider on August 27, 2015 at 9:01 PM

Not just the lefty sites. Ace had one of his periodic meltdowns the other day and announced his NEW BANNING POLICY: anyone who insults the host, or another commenter, over a political argument, is out.

Evidently Ace overdosed on bath salts, because he now seems to think that his site, a bastion of adolescent snark, rampant obscenity, and calculated offense, is a theater of ideas where “elevated, educated, thinking people” (that’s a direct quote) come together for rational debate and civilized discourse. Here’s another quote: “This was once a place for actual discussion; it will be again.” You know, like COMMENTARY.

To show the “noobs”, as Ace calls them, that he meant business, Ace called them “@ssholes” a couple of times. Obviously, he read somewhere that leading by example is the best way to achieve the desired result.

Now, I go over to Ace’s now and again, to drop a snark line or two, and because he often posts good links. Ace himself is hilarious, although it’s usually a line or a paragraph in his 317,569 word rants, and he usually nails it when he lets his nihilism and cynicism take over. But that’s it. Now I don’t think I’ll go over there at all. Quite frankly, Ace’s twitter feed displays all the positives, and is less exhausting.

Joseph K on August 27, 2015 at 9:25 PM

I was on the fence with Jeb. It was between “no Jeb” and “hell no Jeb.”
Now I’m firmly in the “hell no Jeb” camp.

rbj on August 27, 2015 at 8:06 PM

I’m in the no f***ing way Jeb camp. I would go Biden over Jeb, unless Biden supports common core, then I’d go third party.

talkingpoints on August 27, 2015 at 9:38 PM

ROFL

Will the Usual Suspects please chime in on this groundshaking tactic?

Bishop on August 27, 2015 at 9:40 PM

Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors…

And yet….Cantor lost a primary contest he should have won in a walk given his position in Congress. It wasn’t even close.

That was one of those incidents that the GOPe refuses to acknowledge even as they wonder why this Trump person is doing well in the polls.

Happy Nomad on August 27, 2015 at 9:41 PM

I’m Shocked! SHOCKED! I tell you!

What was it that made you decide Eric? The “Free College For All” thing?

Or did you just watch the Wizard of OZ and decide that it would be fun to have a Munchkin as First Lady?

LegendHasIt on August 27, 2015 at 9:45 PM

Mark Steyn guest hosting for Rush earlier this week: “It was very touching to hear Jeb Bush tell his story of his humble upbringing as the son of a President.”

Right Mover on August 27, 2015 at 9:46 PM

I’m drowning …throw me a millstone

dio55 on August 27, 2015 at 9:50 PM

It’d be like Kasich breathlessly announcing that he’s secured the Jon Huntsman endorsement. A little self-awareness, dude, please.

.
And here we go again… Hiram, take a bow!

ExpressoBold on August 27, 2015 at 9:51 PM

Well you can laugh if you want but…

In presidential primaries, endorsements have been among the best predictors of which candidates will succeed and which will fail. So we’re keeping track.

http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-endorsement-primary/

Guess whose in first place on the GOP side?

P.S. Hillary is also way ahead by this measure.

Tlaloc on August 27, 2015 at 8:44 PM

It really cracks me up that you and that blathering fool TBSchemer link to this chart as if it is the final prognosticator of who will win.

In my entire life I have never seen an election that was more anti-establishment than this one and you throw in a website that is basically showing who has gotten endorsements from…the establishment…as if this info is…what? Going to sway our opinions? Beat down out spirits? Heh?

And still maintaining against all evidence that cankles is going to walk away with the nomination and presidency.

Loons

Sugarbuzz on August 27, 2015 at 9:55 PM

Shaky Jeb Bush campaign ready to soar thanks to coveted Eric Cantor endorsement

AP must have poked a hole in his cheek with his tongue writing this one.

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on August 27, 2015 at 9:58 PM

The glaringly obvious fact to anyone outside of the beltway that Jeb! was never a front-runner has been the most underreported plotline of the early process. It was obvious way back in April, May, June that he was really struggling on the campaign trail. It must have been obvious to John Kasich.

village idiot on August 27, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Lol! Why doesnt jeb go for the endorsement of anthony weiner, or maybe rod blagoyivich????

Indiana Jim on August 27, 2015 at 10:18 PM

The donor class dropped $100 million on Jeb early as a sign that they were prepared to foist yet another bland centrist nominee with lots of connections on the party[…]

Corporatists are far-right even if they are “liberal” on a few social policies. Social policy isn’t everything, in fact corporatists are primarily interested in controlling economic, police and military. Just because they throw bones to people on social policy doesn’t make them “centrist”. Clinton and Bush aren’t despised by America because they are centrist or moderate, we hate them because they are corrupt extremists whose cronies own the MSM, Wall Street, K-street, Hollywood and so forth—the ruling class—and so have spread the lies for decades about how the extremists we all learned about in public school growing up are somehow now magically “moderate” “centrist”. It is a lie that the American people need to put an end to. Patriotic Americans who haven’t sold out to the corrupt global elite are the true moderate centrists, whereas the globalist, corporatist crony elite, which includes some of the most vile, evil people in the world like the Saudi’s, are the true extremists.

For a while all of their wealth and power they were able to pull the wool over peoples eyes, but thanks to the Internet we don’t have to let them get away with it any longer.

FloatingRock on August 27, 2015 at 10:30 PM

I guess that means Cantor has assured Bush that the 7th Congressional is all locked up.

EastofEden on August 27, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Jeb is the best thing to happen to the conservative grassroots in a long time.

K. Hobbit on August 27, 2015 at 10:49 PM

That other candidates were allegedly courting the Cantor endorsement is what truly frightens me.

Aizen on August 27, 2015 at 11:09 PM

Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state

So are we talking the Clinton/Sanders/Plugs Biden camps here?

HatfieldMcCoy on August 27, 2015 at 11:26 PM

But yeah, all that aside, it’s high comedy that a guy who’s increasingly dismissed as an uncharismatic pro-amnesty cronyist underperformer would be touting the endorsement of someone who washed out of his House primary last year for being too soft on immigration and too cozy with cozy with D.C. lobbyists. It’d be like Kasich breathlessly announcing that he’s secured the Jon Huntsman endorsement. A little self-awareness, dude, please.

nice shot….

HatfieldMcCoy on August 27, 2015 at 11:32 PM

Sprinkles are for winners, Eric.

Serious Drivel on August 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Thread winner by a mile. Congrats.

NoPain on August 27, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Lol! Why doesnt jeb go for the endorsement of anthony weiner, or maybe rod blagoyivich????

Neither of those would cost him as dearly with conservative grassroots voters as Eric Cantor.

village idiot on August 27, 2015 at 11:42 PM

S

prinkles are for winners, Eric.

Serious Drivel on August 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Thread winner by a mile. Congrats.

NoPain on August 27, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Holy Crap– missed this one– totally agree

HatfieldMcCoy on August 27, 2015 at 11:44 PM

And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors…

That’s key.

Lindsey Graham’s campaign also consists of concentrated Jewish wealth; he said so himself.

The Sheldon Adelson primary was another big tell.

The same people, concentrating wealth, influence and ethnic networking power in their hands, fund and control every aspect of the Republican establishment.

David Blue on August 28, 2015 at 1:02 AM

Bush/Cantor 2016.

Deadeye on August 28, 2015 at 1:19 AM

Brilliant!! Tgus will help him establish himself as the anti-GOPe pick. He’s got Trump scared.. Not!!!

Brock Robamney on August 28, 2015 at 6:03 AM

The big government, anti-American worker/voter Republican faction is coalescing.

Dusty on August 28, 2015 at 7:33 AM

Well, that settles that, right? The Bush family have the distinction of being the only Republican presidents to lead America to war of their own choosing. Jeb, of course, had a great relationship with Lehman Brothers, who tanked the economy back in 2008, forcing the Florida teacher retirement plan to lose 1 billion dollars unnecessarily while collecting a $1.3 million ‘commission’. Are we really taking this candidacy seriously people? No wonder Trump has so much support. Really? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-19/lehmans-gift-jeb-bush-funneling-pension-money-13-million-consulting-job

oarmas on August 28, 2015 at 1:57 PM

If he is free, Cantor should definitely consider running/

virgo on August 29, 2015 at 3:50 AM

If the GOP-E succeeds in shoving Jebby down the throats of its voters, it is finished as a party. I’ve never not voted in a presidential election since I became eligible to vote; Jeb! would guarantee I will be staying home in November 2016. Go ahead and elect Hitlary. At that point, what difference would it make?

pdigaudio on August 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM