Jeb Bush to go scorched earth on … Kasich and Rubio

posted at 12:41 pm on February 10, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Sure, it’s time for a dramatic offensive from Jeb Bush. After spending $36 million in New Hampshire, Bush and his allies ended up with a fourth-place finish in New Hampshire, so there doesn’t seem to be much reason to refrain from firing everything left in the bunker in South Carolina. It’s the target selection that should get called into question:

Jeb Bush is already laying the groundwork for a brutal South Carolina campaign against establishment rivals John Kasich and Marco Rubio.

In an internal memo circulated late Tuesday evening, the campaign distributed talking points to top campaign aides and surrogates, highlighting lines of attack they plan to take against both candidates.

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt includes this nugget of self-deception and hypocrisy:

“Senator Rubio has lost momentum and has been exposed as completely unprepared to be president,” it says, repeating an argument that Bush has used frequently against Rubio.

It adds: “Rubio has demonstrated no respect for the nomination process and expects this to be a coronation.”

Er … what? If any candidate not named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton has treated the nomination as a birthright, it’s been the Bush campaign and its super-PAC ally. They rolled up more than $100 million early in 2015 and expected everyone else to get out of the former Florida governor’s way. Since then, Bush and Right to Rise have made occasional attacks on Trump but mostly trained their fire on Rubio, a strategy that had little impact except to leave them three places behind the leader in the one state they planned to win as a springboard for the rest of the primaries. And the only reason they didn’t end up in fifth place was because Rubio stuck his foot in his mouth Saturday night, a point Rubio himself admitted a couple of hours after the polls closed.

Now Team Bush want to take aim at Rubio and Kasich rather than, you know, the man who’s actually leading the primary race — Trump. Oddly, they don’t seem concerned about Ted Cruz, even though Cruz beat them for third place in New Hampshire and won Iowa outright. Kasich beat Bush, but he’s lacking the infrastructure (for now) to make a long run in the primaries. Even in South Carolina, Rubio runs third and Kasich far in the distance at 2%, while Trump and Cruz lead and Bush remains in fourth place. Even if Bush managed to get half of all Rubio and Kasich supporters in South Carolina with this strategy, he’d only manage to be in third place while Trump and Cruz tie up more than half of the state’s Republican primary voters.

But what do we know? Spending $36 million to get 11.1% of the New Hampshire vote has given Bush momentum:

But with Rubio suddenly facing questions about his preparation for the presidency, and Kasich and Christie lacking real infrastructure to compete in South Carolina, Nevada, and beyond, Bush’s team saw an opportunity to trumpet success and momentum Tuesday night regardless of the results.

They did exactly that. With fewer than 50 percent of precincts reporting, and the tally showing Bush behind Donald Trump, Kasich, and Ted Cruz — but leading Rubio by roughly 1,000 votes — Lindsey Graham took the stage here inside Manchester Community College and declared to a modest crowd at Bush’s election night headquarters: “Bush is back because of New Hampshire! South Carolina, here we come!”

Bush himself took the stage moments later, claiming a new lease on life after being left for dead last week. “The pundits had it all figured out last Monday night when the Iowa caucuses were complete. They said that the race was now a three-person race between two freshmen senators and a reality TV star,” Bush said. “And while the reality TV star is still doing well, it looks like you all have reset the race!”

Not really, no. And even a successful barrage on Rubio and Kasich won’t reset it for Bush, either. If he won’t go after the leaders of the primary fight, why did donors give Bush and his super-PAC over $100 million at all? Seems like a lot of cash for someone who’s only interested in a bronze medal.


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ITS ¡JEB!s TURN!!!!!!

GOP Establishment, Democrat Establishment, what difference does it make?

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:44 PM

Tightening Up.

Bmore on February 10, 2016 at 12:44 PM

Popcorn

S.E. Cupp, Ms. Lidsey, Faux, his mommy and bro, all push

Jebio!

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Bush has higher paid GOPe consultants…?

d1carter on February 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Great news for Kasish and Rubio.

Magicjava on February 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

GO JEB!

Rogue on February 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Illusions and Delusions

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

With the end result being a scorched Bush family legacy. Hopefully he’ll alienate enough people in the party to doom any other Bush from running.

Flange on February 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

“Jeb Bush is unhinged.” -Jeb Bush

Flange on February 10, 2016 at 12:46 PM

Bush and his allies ended up with a fourth-place finish in New Hampshire, so there doesn’t seem to be much reason to refrain from firing everything left in the bunker in South Carolina.

..o.k., so Hilter You Tube video being made in 5…4…3..

The War Planner on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

2 hours ago

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Jeb Bush to go scorched earth on … Kasich and Rubio

And Jeb is going to call it an act of love.

anotherJoe on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Bush has higher paid GOPe consultants…?

d1carter on February 10, 2016 at 12:45 PM


Brown: I thought we didn’t have any high priced talent on this team?

Donovan: Forget Dorn, he’s just high priced.

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

WHY are you posting this tripe from the disgraced and disintegrating POLITICO???

Ridiculous.

rockmom on February 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Mr. Robotubio

His Number One problem is the fact that he betrayed all he ever met.
He betrayed his friend, Jeb Bush, who supported him morally and sent him a check even, in his FL congressional and senatorial, state and federal endeavors.
He betrayed the TEA party, who worked avidly to make him Senator of FL, instantly, as soon as he saw the big columns in DC.
He betrayed legal Americans and America with his Gang of Eight.
He still betrays the two, above, when he speaks in Spanish to Jorge Ramos and tells 180 degrees different on amnesty, saying in Spanish that he’ll “keep president Obama’s amnesty deal”, but tells the viewers in English that he wouldn’t.
He betrayed all the FL residents by being absent from DC and not performing his senatorial duties, in pursuit of yet another position.
He never has staying power for more than a few months, after he wins any position.
The media all call him an “establishment insider candidate“. He ran for the senate as an outsider, in the TEA party, and was a total deceiver as soon as he hit DC.
He is, in simple words, Benedicto Arnold to all he ever met, depending on what his incredible political ambitions are.
His second biggest problem is inexperience in the real world.
He has never produced or built anything. He was a lawyer for a very brief time. Other than that he has never even run a taco stand.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Just when you think this election cycle can’t get any better, it does!

The establishment cannibals are eating their own. Bon appétit!

dominigan on February 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Er … what? If any candidate not named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton has treated the nomination as a birthright, it’s been the Bush campaign and its super-PAC ally.

To be fair, I never have gotten that birthright vibe from Jeb Bush the way I’ve had it with Blue, Trump, Al Gore, or John McCain.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM

If any candidate not named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton has treated the nomination as a birthright..

Ummm… wat? What the heck are you talking about Ed? Donald Trump has been a politician for all of “months”. But he thinks it’s his birthright?

Braveheart on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Well, this should go over like a fart in church….

ToddPA on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Closet JEB got to scorched earth was a Crème brûlée mishap.

HonestLib on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

He’s vying for that open Hillary VP slot.

Ukiah on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:49 PM

¡Marco! is the GOP’s Obama. He has no experience, betrayed his voters the moment he got elected to the Senate by joining the Gang of 8 push for amnesty, then spent the rest of his time running for President instead of showing up for work.

Next year he’ll be a GOPe CONsultant working out of an increasingly boarded up K Street…

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Nothing like watching the Bush clan belittled on TV like this.

Part of the seasonal circuses, and totally enjoyable.

Jeb! is ridiculous.

NO more Clintons!

NO more Bushs!

Got to GB, Holland, Spain, Belgium, or Hell, all you royalist fools.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:52 PM

claiming a new lease on life after being left for dead last week

What, Keith Richards is now his campaign manager?

HonestLib on February 10, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Next year he’ll be a GOPe CONsultant working out of an increasingly boarded up K Street…

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

He can join Cantor. Don’t care.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM

You got cremey brulee right but flubbed thought?

cozmo on February 10, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Aka “what the Bushs do to America

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Seems like a lot of cash for someone who’s only interested in a bronze medal.

…there’s the problem…it’s looking increasingly like anyone not named Trump or Cruz is playing for third…what’s a mega donor to do…??…it’s actually quite delicious…

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 10, 2016 at 12:55 PM

He can join Cantor. Don’t care.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM

It’s going to be fun watching the K Street CONsulting firms die in flames after this election. Not a damn one of them is worth a plug nickel.

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:55 PM

It’s as if Jeb thinks that if he demonstrates the hubris and petulance of Barack Obama, that’s all that’s needed to gain the nomination…

Just as Jeb decides on the kamikaze strategy, let’s not forget that the GOPe will be just as willing to burn down the entire party in order to prevent either Trump or Cruz gaining the nomination or winning the WH. Just outta spite.

The GOPe is making the best anti-establishment arguments for us that we could have asked for. And they’re going to burn the party down for us.

Athos on February 10, 2016 at 12:55 PM

If Kasich and Rubio wanted to counter Jeb’s attacks they’d run ads highlighting Jeb’s insane “illegal immigration is an act of love” statement. But both Rubio and Kasich are too dense to see Jeb’s statement as a negative.

Or Kasich and Rubio should highlight Jeb saying that even in the face of the brutal jihadist killings that we should increase Muslim immigration. Except that Kasich and Rubio hold the same view.

anotherJoe on February 10, 2016 at 12:56 PM

I am by no means a Bush family enemy but they are yesterdays political news.

tej on February 10, 2016 at 12:58 PM

If any candidate not named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton has treated the nomination as a birthright..

Ummm… wat? What the heck are you talking about Ed? Donald Trump has been a politician for all of “months”. But he thinks it’s his birthright?

Braveheart on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Same thought. Trump’s a lot of things but he’s never given off anything close to the entitled vibe that Jeb or Hillary have. Especially Jeb.

Kataklysmic on February 10, 2016 at 12:58 PM

And even a successful barrage on Rubio and Kasich won’t reset it for Bush, either. If he won’t go after the leaders of the primary fight, why did donors give Bush and his super-PAC over $100 million at all? Seems like a lot of cash for someone who’s only interested in a bronze medal.

Even if Jeb! by some miracle gets the nomination, does he think he’s going to get the Trump supporters?

rbj on February 10, 2016 at 12:58 PM

Jeb is afraid to attack Trump, because he knows what will happen, so he decides to shoot the battlefield wounded instead.

butch on February 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM

But what do we know? Spending $36 million to get 11.1% of the New Hampshire vote has given Bush momentum:


The only thing more enjoyable than watching the GOPe and GOPe-media heads exploding in frustration?

Watching Jeb! use the brilliant political strategery he would have used in the general election NOW … to insure he doesn’t win.

It truly is Christmas Every Day this election year!

PolAgnostic on February 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM

claiming a new lease on life after being left for dead last week

What, Keith Richards is now his campaign manager?

HonestLib on February 10, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Heh.

You know it’s bad when Bernie says “Damn, Keith Richards
is OLD”

ToddPA on February 10, 2016 at 12:59 PM

It’s like three nasty, haggard queens fighting over a rare pair of lady’s size twelve pumps at the resale shop.

M240H on February 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

If Kasich and Rubio wanted to counter Jeb’s attacks they’d run ads highlighting Jeb’s insane “illegal immigration is an act of love” statement. But both Rubio and Kasich are too dense to see Jeb’s statement as a negative.

Or Kasich and Rubio should highlight Jeb saying that even in the face of the brutal jihadist killings that we should increase Muslim immigration. Except that Kasich and Rubio hold the same view.

anotherJoe on February 10, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Which is why they can do none of what you suggest.

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Jeb Bush to go scorched earth on … Kasich and Rubio

And Jeb is going to call it an act of love.

anotherJoe on February 10, 2016 at 12:47 PM

How else do you call an act after which every participant ends up fvcked?

Rix on February 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Burn This GOPe B!TCH Down!!!

OmahaConservative on February 10, 2016 at 1:02 PM

It’s like three nasty, haggard queens fighting over a rare pair of lady’s size twelve pumps at the resale shop.

M240H on February 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

ROFL good thing I finished my tea before reading this.

Rix on February 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

I am by no means a Bush family enemy but they are yesterdays political news.

tej on February 10, 2016 at 12:58 PM

I will admit, I love bush.

HonestLib on February 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Ed seems very upset.

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Imagine being Nikki Haley.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

May they all three lose spectacularly from this.

Constitutionalist on February 10, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Oddly, they don’t seem concerned about Ted Cruz..

I wonder why?

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Second best comment of the season, after OC’s

F*ck the GOPe
AprilApple on August 11, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Notice who all are missing today.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Brown: I thought we didn’t have any high priced talent on this team?

Donovan: Forget Dorn, he’s just high priced.

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Nice Major League reference.

Jeff Weimer on February 10, 2016 at 1:06 PM

GO JEB! This is hilarious…it is what the establishment and big donors deserve.

This is great news!

William Eaton on February 10, 2016 at 1:07 PM

There is no doubt, that Jeb will Scrotch his Scorched earth
manoeuver.

canopfor on February 10, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Notice who all are missing today.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Who?

OmahaConservative on February 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Trump and Cruz represent their own constituencies, who are not likely to cross over to Bush. Going after Trump, especially, exposes an already weakened Jeb? to further attacks. Why bother?

Christie just went down. Rubio is prostrate. It makes perfect sense for Jeb? to pick off the rest of the pack in the crowded center right lane, so that it can coalesce, in AP’s immortal words, around him.

Then it becomes a proper three-man race.

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM

RINO’s are eating their own.

TaxUsLess on February 10, 2016 at 1:11 PM

https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller

Zeke Miller [email protected] 33 mins33 minutes ago
Kasich: “I’m not going to sit back and let them pummel me”
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Zeke Miller [email protected] 33 mins33 minutes ago
Kasich warns rivals not to come after him: “I’m not going to be a pincushion or a marshmallow”
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Zeke Miller [email protected] 33 mins33 minutes ago
First q for kasich asks re negative ads: “What I want to know is, are you going to the dark side?”
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Zeke Miller [email protected] 33 mins33 minutes ago
Kasich: “I don’t know how the Republican Party got so off-kilter”
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Zeke Miller [email protected] 34 mins34 minutes ago
Apparently this made the Kasich stump: “Get a seatbelt for your chair at home, because we’re going to move so fast at everything”
================

Zeke Miller [email protected] 43 mins43 minutes ago
Kasich: “I am not going to run for president by having a negative message [cheers]”

canopfor on February 10, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Can somebody please tell the Bush campaign that even if he received every single vote that is going to Rubio and Kasich he would STILL lose the campaign? The guy with all the votes is Donald Trump. Go after him. If that doesn’t suit you, then drop out of the race and stop trying to harm the few sane candidates who are still left in it.

ConservOvrGOP on February 10, 2016 at 1:15 PM

I’m doubtful that Rubio can claw his way back up. Further attacks from Bush are the spiteful actions of a guy who won’t face up to the fact that a) he missed his shot at this nomination when his brother won the presidency and b) he no longer matches what the Republican electorate wants.

If Bush takes down Kasich, so be it. It’s a waste of money, but hey, go for it.

If Trump isn’t your candidate, it’s time to support Cruz.

Jill1066 on February 10, 2016 at 1:16 PM

It’s a shame Jeb doesn’t have some super delegates like Hillary does…?

d1carter on February 10, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Ed seems very upset.

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM

So is SalemHotAir and SalemEstablishmentState.

This may be the week Ed and Allah snap and go Full LizardMode on us.

ConstantineXI on February 10, 2016 at 1:19 PM

MontanaMmmm on February 10, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Used to care. Your gang changed that, for now.

Yes, that is funny.

Even funnier is to turn on Faux, for just seconds, to check out their rigor mortis status.

They are more depressed than CNN is over Hillary.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:22 PM

So bush goes Scorched Earth, yet is concerned about trump carrying the nuclear football???? Lol…

Indiana Jim on February 10, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Only in politics can you finish in fourth place and declare victory. Well done Jeb. Mission Accomplished.

Deadeye on February 10, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Keep up the good work Jebbie.
Isn’t there anyone on your campaign staff who can tell you that your goofy eyeglasses make you look like a bobble head?

avi natan on February 10, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Oddly, they don’t seem concerned about Ted Cruz, even though Cruz beat them for third place in New Hampshire and won Iowa outright.

The howlers clearly have the task of trying to take down Cruz.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016

My gang…..oh well at least you thought it was funny.

MontanaMmmm on February 10, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Now Team Bush want to take aim at Rubio and Kasich rather than, you know, the man who’s actually leading the primary race — Trump. Oddly, they don’t seem concerned about Ted Cruz, even though Cruz beat them for third place in New Hampshire and won Iowa outright.

Some have reading comprehension deficiency.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Trump and Cruz represent their own constituencies, who are not likely to cross over to Bush. Going after Trump, especially, exposes an already weakened Jeb? to further attacks. Why bother?

Christie just went down. Rubio is prostrate. It makes perfect sense for Jeb? to pick off the rest of the pack in the crowded center right lane, so that it can coalesce, in AP’s immortal words, around him.

Then it becomes a proper three-man race.

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 1:10 PM

I agree with this.

Jeb’s such a weak candidate that him running as the anti-Trump “alternative” is the best possible outcome for Trump supporters, really. Rubio at least has good looks and decent public speaking skills going for him.

One of the best things about this primary season has been watching the fall of Jeb Bush.

Doomberg on February 10, 2016 at 1:33 PM

oh well at least you thought it was funny.

MontanaMmmm on February 10, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Always bet on humor and irony. I used to also bet on America.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 1:34 PM

I would do the same if I were Yeb. Take out Rubio and Kasich and he probably has a decent shot to win a plurality in a 3-way race.

Lou Budvis on February 10, 2016 at 1:43 PM

If Jeb Bush ever rallied in this race, which won’t happen, I am sure Ed would jump right to the front of the line supporting him. But right now, nobody can publicly state support for Jeb Bush without rightfully risking becoming a laughingstock.

Right Mover on February 10, 2016 at 1:51 PM

The howlers clearly have the task of trying to take down Cruz.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Yes it is always the howlers fault and not the candidate. LOL.

Starting a little early today?

NWConservative on February 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

If any candidate not named Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton has treated the nomination as a birthright..

Ummm… wat? What the heck are you talking about Ed? Donald Trump has been a politician for all of “months”. But he thinks it’s his birthright?

Braveheart on February 10, 2016 at 12:51 PM

I just roll my eyes.

magicbeans on February 10, 2016 at 2:07 PM

Yes it is always the howlers fault and not the candidate. LOL.

Starting a little early today?

NWConservative on February 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

How can Cruz handle Putin if he can’t handle a Howler Monkey?

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Yes it is always the howlers fault and not the candidate. LOL.

Starting a little early today?

NWConservative on February 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

How can Cruz handle Putin if he can’t handle a Howler Monkey?

Joseph K on February 10, 2016 at 2:09 PM

He. Can’t.

NWConservative on February 10, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Like father, like son.

God, I hate the Bushes.

Bush the Elder tried to do this to Reagan. Who coined the term ‘Voodoo Economics’, among other things?

I’m no fan of Rubio and loathe the son of a Public Sector Union Member from Ohio, but, Jeebuz, how’d that scorching of the earth work out for Christie? Sure, Rubio took a big hit, but he’s still in the fight; whereas, Chris is at home feeding his face after suspending his campaign.

If Jeb! can’t have what he believes he is entitled to, by golly, he’s going to burn the whole damn thing down and then vote for Hillary to whom he awarded the Liberty Medal for her ‘lifetime of public service.’

Lime in the Coconut on February 10, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Bush spent over $1400 for each vote he got in New Hampshire. I was getting over 4 mailers a day from him up to Tuesday. His inability to understand economics outside of the endless well of money that government slimeballs like him seem to think we the public is, proves he is not competent for the job of president.

earlgrey on February 10, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Bush proved he is not qualified to be president by spending like a commie-dem, or for that matter, his brother George Bush who gave us two humongous bureaucracies, DHS and the TSA, out of control government spending, the current and continuing depression, and the start of Obama’s YUGE! deficit.

All the Bush’s think the public is an endless well of money to support lavish federal mafia waste.

earlgrey on February 10, 2016 at 2:26 PM

Lindsey Graham took the stage here inside Manchester Community College and declared to a modest crowd at Bush’s election night headquarters: “Bush is back because of New Hampshire! South Carolina, here we come!”

…Bush going to wear a dress too?

JugEarsButtHurt on February 10, 2016 at 2:34 PM

Cruz is being deployed, just as the Bushies deployed Krispy Creme against boy Rubio,as a slower acting Trump destroyer in the South. Ted has come home to serve his Bushie massas.

kingsmill on February 10, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Participation trophy.

Kenosha Kid on February 10, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Good.

GaltBlvnAtty on February 10, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Number of votes separating Bush and Rubio in NH: 1279

Number of NH delegates for Bush, Rubio and Cruz: 3 apiece (Kasich has 4)

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on February 10, 2016 at 2:49 PM

FiaRino suspending her campaign.

Pffttt I had forgotten about her already.

Dick Richard on February 10, 2016 at 3:12 PM

He. Can’t.

NWConservative on February 10, 2016 at 2:11 PM

Good thing he won’t have to.

Dick Richard on February 10, 2016 at 3:14 PM

It must be miserable for Jeb to think that the majority of Iowa and New Hampshire did not embrace his candidacy. Heck with $100 million you think he could have bought some votes. Jeb we don’t want your type of aristocrat at 1600. We’re looking forward to king Obama leaving in January 2017. NO MAS!

woodhull on February 10, 2016 at 3:27 PM

I’m liking the Mike Murphy/Barbour gang stink showing up on Bush.

DanMan on February 10, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Bush and Rubio race to the bottom

‘South Carolina is gonna be a bloodbath,’ one Rubio aide says.

Schadenfreude on February 10, 2016 at 4:36 PM

We all knew he was an Azz, how he’ll just be an ANGRY Azz…

Armyspouse on February 10, 2016 at 5:21 PM

Second look at Jebmentum?

The_Jacobite on February 10, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Sounds like something the establishments candidate would do, after all Jeb Bush spent 35 Million in NH and tied with Rubio for 4/5th… how much more will he spend per state??? Kasich is a stuttering, facial ticking timebomb just waiting to be exploited on SNL like they did Palin. Cruz can’t be trusted, so that leaves Trump/Rubio. Rubio has class, style and smarts. Establishment told him not to run, that he’s too young, yet he’s older than JFK was when he won, lol… Rubio is the one dems don’t want to go against, that says it all.

soapyjeans on February 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Sorry folks, TED CRUZ is going to be our first Hispanic President…..this is going to be HISTORIC

Realdemocrat1 on February 10, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Don’t you know Ed, Bronze is the new gold!

BKennedy on February 10, 2016 at 9:16 PM