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Post-Debate Impression: Trump has mastered the art of making Jeb seem small

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:10pm 12/15/2015 at 11:10pm
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The CNN Debate just ended, and I have only one clear impression — Donald Trump has so completely emasculated Jeb Bush that this may be Jeb’s last hurrah.

Before getting to that, I don’t think there was a clear winner. Trump was Trump; I don’t think he gained or lost support based...

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Herman Cain Jabs Jeb

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30am 12/1/2015 at 7:30am

Jeb’s campaign has, by almost all accounts, been a disappointment to donors, to GOP primary voters, to Jeb’s campaign team, and to pretty much everyone who cared in the first place.

Despite this, he continues to talk as if he is the front runner he never really was and hope that at...

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GOP Senators are Backing Rubio—and It’s Important to Understand Why

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 30, 2015 at 4:40pm 11/30/2015 at 4:40pm

Will the battle between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz come down to the support of their colleagues in Congress? Those colleagues hope so.

An article out today in Politico details how the rise of Ted Cruz in the polls (especially in Iowa) has prompted some prominent members of Congress to start...

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Republican Candidates Engage in Ad Wars Before Debate Begins

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:30pm 11/10/2015 at 7:30pm

Apparently, the games began early.

Yesterday, the New York Times reported that serious backers of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are “seething” thanks to Senator Rubio’s ascension in the polls. So incensed is the Jeb fan club, that they’ve threatened to dump mega bucks into a scorched earth anti-Rubio campaign.

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Jeb’s Best Hope: Win Ugly

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:30am 11/6/2015 at 11:30am

Jeb Bush’s campaign is in trouble, there’s no doubt about that.

His debate performances have been disastrous, he hasn’t generated enthusiasm, and he’s dropped to 5th place in the polling composites.

No longer will Jeb be standing on the debate stage in the center three spots next to Trump. The symbolism of Jeb...

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Jeb surrenders to France

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 9:46pm 11/3/2015 at 9:46pm

This is sad.

First, at the CNBC Debate, Jeb’s perfectly good but badly-timed dig at Marco Rubio about the French 3-day work week completely backfired:

I predicted after that that Jeb Bush campaign turns from tragedy to farce

Now, Jeb has apologized to France:

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Campaign 2.0: “Jeb Can Fix It” Flops Hard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:10pm 11/3/2015 at 3:10pm

I officially feel sorry for Jeb Bush.

In the wake of the CNBC debate, I said without hesitation (for about the 55th time) that he simply doesn’t want to be president. I’ve seen nothing out of him that convinces me he really wants this.

(This is one of those “feature/bug” scenarios. I...

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Jeb Bush campaign turns from tragedy to farce

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:00pm 10/30/2015 at 1:00pm
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It has long been obvious that Jeb Bush doesn’t have what it takes in this presidential election cycle.

Part of it is beyond Jeb’s control – there is little appetite outside the donor class for another Bush at the head of the ticket.

More than that, Jeb’s reaction to Donald Trump’s comments about...

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Jeb Bush is Down—but is He Out?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00am 10/24/2015 at 7:00am

In response to pressure from donors, Jeb Bush’s 2016 campaign is downsizing, starting with a whopping 45% budget cut (exclusive of cash earmarked for TV buys and voter c...

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Donald Trump is helping Republicans by exposing other candidates’ weaknesses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 8:30pm 10/18/2015 at 8:30pm
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This election season has had so many surprises, I’m staying away from making predictions.

But one thing is clear — Donald Trump has done Republicans a favor by exposing weaknesses in other candidates, in many cases such fatal flaws that they could never survive a Clinton-Media onslaught.

That weeding out process is not...

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As Jeb Bush Campaign Flounders, Rubio Becomes Target

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 5:30pm 10/18/2015 at 5:30pm

Ahead of and with the release of the quarterly campaign fundraising totals, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are jostling for the top spot among establishment candidates.  Rubio has jumped to the fourth spot (below Trump, Carson, and Cruz), and Jeb, once considered an “

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Jeb Bush’s Shrinking Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:30am 10/3/2015 at 10:30am

Despite the high hopes of the GOP establishment, Jeb Bush has never inspired much excitement among Republican primary voters.

Now that we’ve had two debates and the candidates are coming into clearer focus, Jeb’s poll numbers are starting to reflect what many on the right already knew.

Daniel Halper of The Weekly Standard:

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“Stuff Happens” – like total media distortion of Jeb Bush’s comment that “stuff happens”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6:10pm 10/2/2015 at 6:10pm
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Jeb Bush is being raked over the media coals for supposedly expressing a callous disregard for the Oregon mass shooting victims by saying “stuff happens.”

But those words in a long dialogue were taken completely out of context and promoted by New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza. It was then picked up by...

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How long before Jeb says: “I’m not going to be ignored, Don”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2015 at 3:00pm 9/28/2015 at 3:00pm

Based on the media chatter, Marco Rubio is being set up as the alternative to Jeb in taking on The Donald.

Jeb wasn’t up to the job of taking on The Donald.

Jeb’s counterpunches reminded me of George Castanza on Seinfeld.

His comebacks to Trump just never seem to work:

The Donald has moved...

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Jeb Pulls a Mitt, Hits Back at Welfare State

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:20pm 9/25/2015 at 6:20pm

Jeb Bush is lashing out against the entitlement state—but he’s taking a page out of Mitt Romney’s book to do it.

During a town hall meeting in South Carolina last night, Bush touted Republican outreach efforts to minorities by taking a slap at the Democratic tendency to promise a lot of “free...

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New Poll: Republican voters bailing on Jeb in Florida, moving to Marco

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:21pm 9/22/2015 at 6:21pm

There are two big stories in a Florida Atlantic University poll of Republican voters to be released tomorrow.

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports, Poll: Marco Rubio pulls ahead of Jeb Bush in Florida; Hillary Clinton in trouble:

Marco Rubio has overtaken Jeb Bush among Florida Republicans, as he benefits from positive reviews of his...

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Jeb Bush: “I’ve Delivered”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10:20am 9/8/2015 at 10:20am

Remember when winning an election meant actually talking to voters about the various candidates’ records and achievements?

No? Me neither.

Okay, that’s a stretch; but so far this cycle, even with our very crowded and very deep bench, we’ve seen a lot of talk, and not a lot of action when it comes...

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