Jeb Bush stops United States presidential campaign

This satiric video by Mark Fiore from the USA says about itself:

Jeb Bush and Brotherly Love

28 May 2015

Jeb Bush has performed a valuable service with his recent missteps and flubs, he’s reminded the world of the baggage he willingly carries. I’m not tarring him with the same brush as George W. Bush just because they are brothers. Jeb has voluntarily staffed his foreign policy team with 17 people from his brother’s administration. (This is out of a foreign policy team of 21, mind you.)

Bye bye, Jeb Bush. You won’t be able to implement policies of torture and war from the White House, like your older brother George W. did … Not even all those millions of Wall Street dollars were able to help Jeb Bush.

By Scott Conroy in the USA:

Jeb Bush Flops In South Carolina, Suspends Presidential Campaign

The one-time GOP frontrunner proved at just about every turn to be the wrong fit for the 2016 Republican electorate.

02/20/2016 08:37 pm ET

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) suspended his campaign Saturday after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary, ending a dismal presidential bid that was built to “shock and awe” his opponents but barely made them flinch.

“I am proud of the campaign we have run to unify our country. To advocate conservative solutions that would give more Americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their God-given potential,” Bush said, choking back emotion. “But the people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I respect the decision, so tonight I’m suspending my campaign. I congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island on their success, for a race that has been hard-fought.”

Bush, 63, entered the 2016 race as the presumed favorite for the Republican nomination last summer with a $103 million head start, thanks to his record-shattering fundraising spree during the first half of 2015.

His fall from frontrunner to afterthought has been as steady as it has been dramatic. His establishment pedigree and famous last name ultimately proved detrimental to his bid, as rank-and-file GOP primary voters in the mood for a much different kind of presidential standard-bearer could not find much to like about one whose father and brother both previously called the White House home.

Still, as recently as last week, the Bush campaign had reason to believe that things might have turned out differently here.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)—a former 2016 candidate who endorsed Bush after dropping out of the race in December—had been going all out on his behalf. And on Monday, former President George W. Bush came out of more than seven years of political hibernation to stump for his younger brother in North Charleston, providing a boost of free media attention and a much needed jolt of energy to the candidate.

South Carolina has long been Bush country, and the former Florida governor’s campaign saw a jump in its internal polls that placed them neck and neck with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for third place.

But times change, and the Bush name does not mean as much in South Carolina politics now as it once did. …

Not only did Bush prove to be gaffe-prone—delivering a series of inartful comments on issues ranging from the Iraq war to Medicare and women’s health—he had a hard time finding and sticking to an overriding message on the stump.

Bush also struggled painfully at times to connect as well with everyday people as he did with the multimillionaires who largely funded his campaign.

To many of those who knew and supported him enthusiastically in Florida, Bush’s problems resonating with the national Republican primary electorate came as a surprise, in part because of his deeply conservative record in office.

10 thoughts on “Jeb Bush stops United States presidential campaign

  1. Donald Trump is a despicable racist who refuses to denounce David Duke, and we will devote all our energies to defeating him in November. But he has made one invaluable contribution by destroying all the rightwing myths about George W. Bush, especially that he “kept us safe” on 9/11.

    That’s why W. recently came out of hiding not only to save his brother Jeb (which failed miserably), but also to defend his disastrous record as President.

    Clearly W’s rare speech was important enough to be fact-checked by the corporate media, but they refused to offer any analysis or criticism of W, as they did throughout his wretched career.

    But now, thanks to your support, we no longer have to depend on the corporate media. Now we can present our own response to W’s lies on our rapidly-growing video network, as brilliantly created by Julianna Forlano.

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