Tag Archives: Jeb Bush

Takeaways and Analysis from Nevada and South Carolina

A tumultuous, roller coaster ride of a primary season finally started to come into focus last night in Nevada and South Carolina. Democrats were dealing with another case of an outsider candidate posing a real threat to the early establishment favorite, leaving many to wonder if 2008 was happening all over again. And the Republicans were just trying to find… Read more »

Closer than expected in South Carolina?

The exit polls coming out of South Carolina have some very interesting nuggets of information, suggesting the race could, emphasis on could, be closer than expected. For instance, 41% of South Carolina voters said Trump is running the most unfair campaign of all the candidates. Ted Cruz came in second place with 33% of voters saying the same about him…. Read more »

Could Jeb Bush be the Establishment Candidate After All?

Throughout the primary race, the GOP establishment has been searching frantically to find a mainstream candidate they can rally behind to take down the Trump/Cruz juggernaut that has swept the first two 2016 contests. Heading into New Hampshire, their hopes were on Marco Rubio to be that guy. But after his now infamous debate malfunction, Rubio found himself in a… Read more »

With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

The Post today has a lengthy front page article amplifying the Bush “pivot” - aka slashing staff and expenditures - and toward the end has an anonymous quote from a “Bush fundraiser” that, besides repeating my line, is extraordinarily damning to the candidate: But one Bush fundraiser who requested anonymity to speak freely said: “It feels very much like a… Read more »

BREAKING: Beginning Of The End For Bush?

Politico is reporting this morning that things are not going well for the Bush campaign. Jeb Bush on Friday ordered across-the-board pay cuts to his struggling presidential campaign. Staffers were informed of the news of a Friday conference call. On the call, staffers were informed that job functions would change for some and that there would be across the board pay… Read more »

If His Name Wasn’t Bush . . . .

I have to wonder whether we’d even be speaking of his candidacy in the present tense right now. Dave Weigel of the Post on just how bad things are going for Jeb Bush. It’s not really news anymore when a poll finds former Florida Governor Jeb Bush far below “frontrunner” status. The best-funded of the Republican establishment candidates has struggled for months,… Read more »

Jeb On Taxes

Deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say. Meet the new Bush, same as the old Bush, I say. Just three tax brackets. No more taxes on death or marriage. Tax cuts for major corporations and small businesses and about 42 million families. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited tax reform plan that would… Read more »

The State Of The Modern GOP

Is demonstrated by the fact that it’s “Breaking News” for Politico when a former Congressman who lost in embarrassing fashion just last year endorses Jeb Bush. 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…. Read more »