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Frank Luntz: Jeb Super PAC donors should demand their money back

Frank Luntz: Jeb Super PAC donors should demand their money back

With interest.

Frank Luntz appeared on the Kelly File last night and offered a scathing rebuke of Right to Rise, the Super Pac supporting the candidacy of Jeb Bush which typically attacks Marco Rubio.

Luntz said that when all is said and done they will have spent $100 million dollars and that it was wasted. He even said if he was a donor to the organization, he would demand his money back with interest, calling their ads “crap.”

Rather than increasing support for Jeb, Luntz suggests that the ads have had the opposite effect by turning people off and increasing support for Rubio.

It’s a point which was recently made by Professor Jacobson.

Watch the segment below:

Luntz’s point is reinforced by this recent tweet from Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post:

You don’t even have to like Marco Rubio to see what a massive fail this is.

It’s time for Jeb! to call it a day.

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Henry Hawkins | February 3, 2016 at 8:56 am

Donors are not idiots. They freely gave their money and continued to give it to a losing campaign.

If I offer you $50,000 for your beat-to-crap 1979 Pontiac with 600,000 miles on it, who’s the fool, who’s the one responsible, me or you?

OK, Jeb! is PAST done. He’s “fork tender”, pulled-pork DONE!

Go away, Jeb! Piss on the fire, call in the dogs, and have a nice retirement.

You’re DONE!

Jeb:!

Do The Right Thing – donate your lost cause $ to the Ted Cruz campaign and make America sane again.

casualobserver | February 3, 2016 at 9:26 am

You get the feeling Jeb! is using strategy and ideas that would have been offered to his father in 1988. Although I’m not sure Bush 41 would have allowed a Super PAC to be so aggressively negative. Yeah, you cannot directly address them. You can simply say “knock if off” though.

Jeb appears to be one of those who doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.

Just about as scary as a Hillary supporter.

Kelly and Luntz, double bad and double corrupt. Don’t watch.

Apparently Jeb’s Super PAC did not waste money Frank Putz.

Apparently Jeb’s Super PAC did not waste money on Frank Putz.

Fox is functioning as a Rubio surrogate, while trying to disguise that roll. The disguise is not effective, but their campaign for Rubio is.
Remember now: Third is first;
Second is a loss;
First is, meh.

Does ANYONE think that ‘low energy JEB!’ has any possibility of winning the nomination?

Why didn’t JEB! serve in the military ?
(or Da Donald ?)

The older candidates have no excuse,
the younger ones grew up post draft.

I’m tired of the political families and influences still attempting to be the ruling families in our so-called
republic.

To the trumpters, what are you expecting from your ‘hero’,
who degenerates EVERYONE who threatens him ?
Is he gonna take his marbles and not play ?

I still haven’t seen a clear, articulate message from Trump.

I liked the issues that Trump articulated, but not his solution (which is waving his hands – and saying ‘O look a squirrel’).

I hear people saying that Trump thinks 5 moves ahead, I think
that he just wings it, and is generally lucky.

Just a rant on my part.

    Trump has various policy positions detailed on his website. He was first to present an immigration policy, one approved by Senator Jeff Sessions. He also has detailed his tax policies, and some other things. He wants to balance the budget, etc.

      Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | February 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Since Gaghdad Bob is posting, we know to expect a lie, and we’re not disappointed…

      “…one approved by Senator Jeff Sessions.”

      Sessions had a role in writing the policy paper. There is no support for the notion that he “approved” the whole thing, which is dubious, since it is a BIG GOVERNMENT, market tinkering, and victim-group pandering mandate. It also calls for crap that’s just loopy.

      While T-rump DOES have some papers on positions, he’s demonstrated that he has no idea what’s in them. He can’t speak to his own position papers.

      Sessions also had a role in writing the Cruz immigration paper.

        gulfbreeze in reply to Ragspierre. | February 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm

        “Since Gaghdad Bob is posting, we know to expect a lie, and we’re not disappointed…

        “ ‘…one approved by Senator Jeff Sessions.’

        “Sessions had a role in writing the policy paper. There is no support for the notion that he “approved” the whole thing, which is dubious, since it is a BIG GOVERNMENT, market tinkering, and victim-group pandering mandate. It also calls for crap that’s just loopy.”

        I’m not sure exactly where approval ends and endorsement begins, but this sounds like both:

        http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/16/jeff-sessions-donald-trumps-immigration-policy-is-exactly-the-plan-america-needs/

        “Sen. Jeff Sessions, the intellectual leader of the conservative movement and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, issued a statement on Sunday afternoon praising 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration policy plan for America.

        “ ‘This is exactly the plan America needs,’ Sessions said in response to Trump’s plan. “Not only would the plan outlined in this paper work, but more quickly than many realize.

        “ ‘Most importantly, this plan reestablishes the principle that American’s immigration laws should serve the interests of its own citizens.

        “ ‘For too long, ‘immigration reform’ plans in Washington have served the special interests at the expense of working Americans. By contrast, this plan puts the needs of working Americans foremost, and develops an effective strategy for improving their wages and job prospects.

        “ ‘Crucially, this plan includes an emphasis on lifting struggling minority communities, including our immigrant communities, out of poverty — by preventing corporations from bringing in new workers from overseas to replace them and drive down wages.

        “ ‘When the labor market is oversupplied, it tilts the balance of power away form workers and towards employers. In combination with a smart, fair trade policy this proposal would reinvigorate the middle class.’ ”

        “ ‘Polling shows this plan will appeal broadly to all segments of the electorate: prioritizing the just demands of loyal, everyday Americans who have been shunned by a governing elite.’ ”

      cepenta in reply to Gary Britt. | February 3, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      A WALL AND CATTLE CARS TO THE BORDER. IMMIGRATION “PLAN”

      VaGentleman in reply to Gary Britt. | February 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      “Trump has various policy positions detailed on his website.”
      Contains a typo there, should be:
      “Trump has vacuous policy positions detailed on his website.”

    gulfbreeze in reply to impeach obama. | February 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    “Why didn’t JEB! serve in the military ?”
    ….
    The older candidates have no excuse,
    the younger ones grew up post draft.”

    Not a Jeb fan/supporter, but here’s the answer:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeb_Bush

    “Bush, who had largely avoided criticizing or supporting the Vietnam War, registered for the draft after his graduation from high school in 1971. In the fourth and final draft lottery drawing, on February 2, 1972, for men born in 1953 and to be inducted during 1973, Bush received a draft number of 26 on a calendar-based scale that went to 365. But no new draft orders were issued after 1972, because the U.S. changed to an all-volunteer military beginning in 1973.”

I’m ok with those money men losing their investment by supporting Jeb. All were stupid. No amount of money was going to help Jeb get the nomination. He was stupid enough to get in and now too stupid to call it quits.

I can no longer stand Kelly and now that I have learned that someone in the Rubio camp is related to one of Luntz’s staffers it make me dislike him too. Today in the WSJ editorial page they show their bias for barely praising Cruz for standing up to the ethanol industry and then completely ignoring his victory to go on to praise Rubio and how he can win it all. These media units are removing the veils from their biased faces and it is disturbing that there don’t seem to be any trust worthy units any longer.

Henry Hawkins | February 3, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Jeb’s super pac would have done a lot more damage to Rubio by spending $100 million on ads praising him.

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