Skip to comments.Blast off: Shaky Jeb Bush campaign ready to soar thanks to coveted Eric Cantor endorsement
Posted on 08/27/2015 6:14:19 PM PDT by markomalley
I feel like were going to find out six months from now that Trump bribed Cantor to do this.
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. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors
A Cantor source said: They have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the only candidate with a real long-term vision for the country who can also actually implement it not just talk about it.
I guess this makes sense? Right now, if youre Jeb, theres nothing you can do about Trump except hope that Republicans are having a summer fling and that old-fashioned establishmentarianism will reassert itself this fall. In the meantime, you focus on sidelining Walker and Rubio by winning the donor primary. Even in a worst-case scenario for Bush where Trump stays strong through New Years, he and his team are convinced they can win a head-to-head primary death match as undecided Republican voters say to themselves, Were not really going to give Donald Trump the nuclear codes, are we? If were destined to have a Trump vs. Not Trump race, then obviously the thing to do now is make sure that youre the strongest Not Trump available. Cantors connections will help with that, especially with Kasich bearing down on Jeb in New Hampshire. Who knows? It may even be that Jebs hoping to see Trumps success continue through the fall. He may have a better shot at winning a Trump vs. Not Trump battle as the Not Trump than winning a Bush vs. Not Bush battle with, say, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz as Not Bush. As Trump himself said today:
Indeed, which is why Jebs smart to lock up another big fundraiser. But yeah, all that aside, its high comedy that a guy whos increasingly dismissed as an uncharismatic pro-amnesty cronyist underperformer would be touting the endorsement of someone who washed out of his House primary last year for being too soft on immigration and too cozy with cozy with D.C. lobbyists. Itd be like Kasich breathlessly announcing that hes secured the Jon Huntsman endorsement. A little self-awareness, dude, please.
Speaking of which, wise words from Sean Trende on cause and effect in this years primary:
Trumpmania would have been a thing even without Jeb in the race, I think, especially if Rubio had emerged as the frontrunner and given Trump a juicy Gang-of-Eight target on immigration, but I dont think there would have been the same populist frenzy. Bush is so baldly an anointed figure by party power brokers, reeking of aristocracy, dragging bags of money and favors owed behind him, and underwhelming everyone at every turn that backing a brawling vulgarian like Trump feels like the only logical democratic response. There wouldnt be the same urgency to punish the donor class if Walker or Rubio or Cruz or someone else of modest beginnings from the new generation of Republican pols had climbed into the lead. Some parapsychologists will tell you that poltergeists arent ghosts as we commonly understand that term but rather a psychokinetic entity brought into being by a person with psychic powers when theyre forced to cope with extreme stress. The poltergeist, supposedly, is a sort of projection of their inner turmoil; once its manifested, it operates independently of the person who unwittingly created it and wreaks havoc. Thats Trump. Hes the poltergeist of the Republican primary. The donor class dropped $100 million on Jeb early as a sign that they were prepared to foist yet another bland centrist nominee with lots of connections on the party, and the anguish that generated in part of the base was so enormous that it hatched a banshee whos now tossing people around the room and retweeting bimbo cracks about Megyn Kelly. Anyone know a good exorcist?
Any candidate who needs Eric Cantor’s endorsement to get his campaign off the ground is an ‘effing loser.
They are releasing murderers, kidnappers, sex criminals, and drunk drivers into the American populace because their home countries won't take them back?
And they released even more last year?
How the hell is all hell not breaking loose?
This is insane, the apparatchiks and the politicians and judges responsible for this need to go to jail.
START IMMIGRATION REFORM BY CATCHING THESE MFS AND SENDING THEM BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM.
Their countries dont want them back, TOO DAMN BAD.
This is impeachable.
Republicans in Congress have proposed rewriting the law to allow for longer detention of serious criminals, and have called on the Obama administration to use existing powers to deny visas to leaders of countries that refuse to take their citizens back.
But the administration has declined to take those steps.
Those released from custody are generally supposed to be monitored, and Ms. Saldana vowed to stiffen those procedures to try to ensure those that are released are not able to commit new crimes.
The RIGHT WING needs to take matters in hand.
The marxists in DC have now elected to dispatch a LEGION OF ILLEGAL ALIEN MURDERERS, KIDNAPPERS, SEX CRIMINALS, AND DRUNK DRIVERS INTO THE AMERICAN POPULACE.
This cannot stand, these are not your standard illegal aliens, these are HARD CORE FELONS, and their release into the populace undermines the HUSSEIN Administrations narrative that they are going to grant amnesty to garden variety ILLEGAL ALIENS to concentrate on criminals
This is a goddamned CPUSA conspiracy, the CPUSA is in control of DHS.
Those responsible must be brought to justice.
The CPUSA controlled HUSSEIN BARAKA ADMINISTRATION wages war against REAL AMERICANS on a daily basis on an unlimited number of fronts.
They time release of damaging information to coincide with other world events in order to deflect attention.
THESE 150,000 MURDERERS, KIDNAPPERS, SEX CRIMINALS, AND DRUNK DRIVERS NEED TO BE HUNTED DOWN LIKE DOGS AND EXPELLED!!!!!!!!!!
Funny. ¡Heb! is sòoooo clueless.
...coveted Eric Cantor endorsement..
The funniest thing on all of FR today.
Volare, oh, oh...
Eric Cantor? Isn’t this the jackwagon who was defeated to our delight after proving himself to be a RINO? His endorsement is a big deal?
Next comes a public seance over nixons grave to get his blessing from the grave
Going from flaccid to limp.
"Eric Cantor? That guy is
a born loser!"
I’m not a big fan of Trump, but you gotta love the way he has a direct, effective response to everything that comes his way. LMAO.
Honestly, I thought this was sarcasm. :)
” Shaky Jeb Bush campaign ready to soar thanks to coveted Eric Cantor endorsement”
...until Trump unloads on Cantor. That will end that idea.
B baawwaaahhh. ..
Oh help me...I’m dying of laughter here