A Reverse Perry
Four-eyes no more! Jeb ditched his frames for contacts.
ABC News reported:
While in Florida in November, he told an audience of all the advice he’s gotten. “Some is stylistic. Take off the suit coat. Ditch the glasses. Get rid of the purple striped tie,” he said, adding, “I can’t be something I’m not.”
Lately, he’s taken to not wearing his glasses during remote interviews, telling this reporter before a “Good Morning America” interview that he does so when he doesn’t have to see.
But now, as the South Carolina primary nears, Bush has taken it a step further, telling reporters today that he’s done the unthinkable (at least in our minds) and gotten contacts.
“I’m wearing them, I got home yesterday for the first time in three weeks, two-and-a-half weeks, and went to uh, the eye doctor and got a haircut. Big news in the Bush campaign,” he said, smiling.
After the gaggle was done — he had announced that his mother would be joining him on the trail on Thursday — he looked around.
“Hey Candace, you know … I just thought that was a joke … wherever you are,” he said.
I was standing right in front of him.
“See!” he exclaimed. “I can’t see.”
Naturally, Trump had something to say about Jeb’s latest look:
Jeb Bush just got contact lenses and got rid of the glasses. He wants to look cool, but it's far too late. 1% in Nevada!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2016
And in case you’re wondering, yes, it is a slow news day.
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