Some mornings, Bush drops into H.B. Provisions, a cozy general store owned by Bonnie Clement and her wife, Helen Thorgalsen (George H.W. Bush made international headlines when he attended their wedding in 2013; George W. Bush offered to perform the ceremony but had a scheduling conflict).

“Jeb is not somebody who comes in and makes a splash,” Clement said between taking orders for lobster rolls. “This is Jeb: He’ll come in, get a coffee and a newspaper and a small breakfast. And then he’ll sit in the corner and read the paper.”