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  • Jeb Bush: Like Herman Cain, my opponents will slip

    11/25/2015 7:08:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/24/15 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush cited the rise and fall of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he sought to reassure supporters at a Longboat Key fundraiser Monday that their faith in him is well placed. By noting that Cain led in the polls at this point in 2012 only to flame out, Bush implied that current GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could follow the same path. "We have plenty of time to persuade" was the message said Bradenton state Sen. Bill Galvano. "They're not voting tomorrow."
  • Bush invokes fall of Herman Cain to reassure supporters at Longboat Key fundraiser

    11/24/2015 11:54:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 11/24/15 | Zac Anderson
    Jeb Bush cited the rise and fall of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he sought to reassure supporters at a Longboat Key fundraiser Monday that their faith in him is well placed. By noting that Cain led in the polls at this point in 2012 only to flame out, Bush implied that current GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could follow the same path. "We have plenty of time to persuade" was the message said Bradenton state Sen. Bill Galvano. "They're not voting tomorrow."
  • The key to a Jeb Bush comeback: Embrace being boring

    11/24/2015 6:40:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/24/15 | Vincent Bzdek
    If Jeb Bush is to mount any sort of rise in the polls as we close in on the primary season, his best strategy might be to talk about his dad -- specifically, to highlight how popular his once-unpopular father has become 23 years after he lost his campaign for a second term. There is a certain nostalgia afoot for the quiet decency, pragmatism and consensus-building that Bush Sr. represents, suggests Jon Meachem, author of a new biography of the elder Bush, “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush." The book is the No. 1 New...
  • Things are bad and getting worse for Jeb Bush. Just look at this chart.

    11/23/2015 7:23:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Since early 2014, The Washington Post and ABC News have been polling on the 2016 Republican presidential race. (Let's save the "it's too early to poll!!" thing for another day, shall we?) At no point in those two years has Jeb Bush ever been in as bad a shape as he is in the new Post-ABC poll released Sunday. Here's Jeb's support in a hypothetical national primary vote over that time. Six percent. Six! That's roughly one-fifth the support enjoyed by Donald Trump, the leader in the new Post-ABC survey. It's also a precipitous fall from Bush's peak in March...
  • Jeb Bush Finds Money Can’t Buy Love... Or Move His Poll Numbers (Jeb falls to 5% in most polls)

    11/22/2015 1:48:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/22/15 | streiff (Diary)
    A couple of new national polls have come out over the weekend. They are very similar: Both polls show the race to be between four candidates divided into two distinct tiers. What is most telling, though, is the way that Jeb Bush has found a comfy home at around 5%. Via the RCP average
  • Jeb Bush Blows Millions on TV Ads, But Has Little to Show for It

    11/21/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 11/19/15 | Itay Hod
    Former Florida governor is spending more than twice as much as any other candidate, according to new data With a full year left until the 2016 presidential election it's still unclear who will emerge the winner. But when it comes to millions spent on TV ads, one candidate has already taken the top spot: Jeb Bush. However, other than some gift baskets from local stations in Iowa and New Hampshire, the former Florida governor has little to show for it, with poll numbers stubbornly stuck in the single digits. Bush and his supporters have so far spent an eye-popping $20...
  • Jeb Bush Proves Money Isn't Everything In Politics

    11/19/2015 7:07:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/19/15 | Peter Overby
    The superPAC backing Jeb Bush seemed to have everything it needed. It went into the primaries with the most money by far. Right to Rise USA had raised $103 million by June 30, with plenty of help from Bush before he officially announced his candidacy and could no longer legally ask for big contributions. In September, Right to Rise put the money to work, announcing it would buy $24 million worth of TV ads in the first three nominating states: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. -snip- But Bush didn't get the intended result. On Labor Day, the Real Clear...
  • Team Bush Has Little to Show for $20 Million Spent on TV Ads (Mike Murphy squanders donor $$$)

    11/19/2015 6:28:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/18/15 | MARK MURRAY
    Jeb Bush and his allies have now spent approximately $20 million in TV ads in the 2016 presidential race - more than twice as much as any other candidate or outside group, according to ad-spending data from NBC News partner SMG Delta. And they have little to show for it, will poll numbers for Bush currently stuck in the single digits both nationally and in the early states. The pro-Bush Super PAC, Right to Rise, has spent $19.5 million in TV ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while the campaign has spent an additional $438,000.
  • 'Super PAC' Backing Jeb Bush to Air Ads in Ohio, Home of John Kasich (Mike Murphy wastes donor $$$)

    11/18/2015 5:01:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/15 | Maggie Haberman
    The "super PAC" supporting Jeb Bush's presidential campaign will start showing television ads next week in Ohio, the home state of Gov. John R. Kasich - a rival candidate who shares a similar political space with Mr. Bush in the Republican primary. The spots will begin on Nov. 30 as part of a three-week ad buy that includes Fox News, cable networks and a smattering of broadcast stations on different networks, according to Paul Lindsay, a spokesman for the pac, Right to Rise USA. -snip- John Weaver, a top strategist to Mr. Kasich's campaign, called the ads "a quick and...
  • Jeb Bush just made a big break from many of his GOP rivals (Wouldn't ban Syrian refugees)

    11/17/2015 1:39:10 PM PST · by maggief · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 17, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) separated himself on Tuesday from some of the absolutist anti-Syrian refugee positions being offered by his Republican presidential rivals. During an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Bush said "if there's any kind of concern," refugees should not be allowed in. "But I don't think we should eliminate our support for refugees. It's been a noble tradition in our country," he added.
  • Jeb Bush gets 3% support in latest 2016 poll, his worst levels of his candidacy

    11/17/2015 1:28:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/17/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Jeb Bush has fallen to eighth place in the race for the 2016 GOP nomination, according to a new national poll released Tuesday. Bush, once considered a front-runner in the race, was the first choice for President of only 3% of likely Republican voters surveyed in the University of Massachusetts survey, marking the former Florida governor's worst poll levels since he announced his candidacy earlier this year.
  • WATCH: Jeb Chest-Bumps Supporter For Jumping Ship From Cruz's Campaign

    11/12/2015 6:51:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    TPM ^ | 11/12/15 | CATHERINE THOMPSON
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is offering up an incentive to people who ditch his presidential rivals to support his campaign instead: a chest-bump. Bush smacked pectorals Wednesday with an Iowa man who Bush said was a co-chairman for Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) campaign, but changed his mind about who to back in 2016 after watching Tuesday's Republican presidential debate. "I do that for every convert," Bush told reporters, as quoted by The New York Times. "Anytime you guys want to try a chest bump, I'm all in."
  • Let immigrants earn legal status in U.S., Jeb Bush says at campaign stop in Atlantic, Iowa

    11/12/2015 5:00:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 11/12/15 | Robynn Tysver
    ATLANTIC, Iowa - Jeb Bush says he understands the anger that illegal immigration stirs in this nation, but he argues that it's "impractical" to deport every immigrant. Instead, Bush tried to sell a crowd of about 100 Iowans on Wednesday that the best way to solve this problem is to allow immigrants to earn legal status in this country by paying a fine and learning English. They would not be allowed full citizenship, but they would be allowed to stay and work, Bush said during a 60-minute town hall meeting in Atlantic. -snip- On Wednesday in Atlantic, Bush appeared to...
  • An Immigration Fight Gives Jeb Bush His Best Moment Of The Entire Debate Season

    11/11/2015 6:15:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/10/15 | Jonathan Cohn
    The Republican rift over immigration produced an early clash in Tuesday night's debate. It may also have produced something we haven't seen yet: A strong performance by Jeb Bush. Early on, Donald Trump got a question about immigration and gave his usual response: He'd build a wall, then work on deporting undocumented people already here. Then things got interesting. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Trump's plan was wildly unrealistic, because deporting the 11.3 undocumented immigrants was simply not possible. Bush, the former Florida governor, joined the assault, saying that Trump's argument was not merely bad policy. It was also, Bush...
  • Republican Jeb Bush survives debate with steady performance

    11/11/2015 5:19:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    A steadfast performance by Jeb Bush in Tuesday's Republican debate has halted the sense of desperation around his U.S. presidential campaign and may buy him time to counter the rise of chief rival Marco Rubio. The fourth Republican debate in the search for a 2016 presidential nominee was characterized by a steady stream of attacks against front-runner Donald Trump and mistake-free performances by Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, two up-and-coming U.S. senators in the race. But the most relieved candidate after the two-hour encounter inside the Milwaukee Theatre was Bush, the former Florida governor who was outclassed...
  • A Nimbler Jeb Bush Turns Feisty. But Is It Enough?

    11/11/2015 5:05:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/11/15 | MICHAEL BARBARO and ASHLEY PARKER
    This was a hungrier Jeb Bush. Donald J. Trump had just finished a breezy, boastful and hard-to-follow explanation of how he would take on the Islamic State, tossing in a curiously admiring aside about Vladimir V. Putin's performance on television. Suddenly a voice rose from his right. "Donald is wrong," said Mr. Bush, uncharacteristically interjecting before the debate moderators could move on. Mr. Bush said it again, more emphatically. "He is absolutely wrong on this." Mr. Trump had blithely suggested that he would happily stand aside and let others, such as Mr. Putin, Russia's president, sort out the messy Middle...
  • Team Bush huddles with donors after debate

    11/11/2015 4:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Senior members of Jeb Bush's finance team conducted a conference call with top donors and bundlers following Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate, acknowledging the candidate's tough couple of weeks but remaining upbeat about his performance. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, the campaign's national finance chairman, was on the call, along with finance director Heather Larrison, senior adviser Sally Bradshaw, and communications director Tim Miller. "Over all take away was that this race is a process, and that there will be tests along the way," a source wrote in an email. "There was an acknowledgment that we have been going...
  • Jeb Bush stops the bleeding

    11/11/2015 4:51:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | SHANE GOLDMACHER and ALEX ISENSTADT
    His supporters say they were reassured by his performance. Jeb Bush didn't try to beat Marco Rubio. He set a lower bar: shooting to best his own panned past debate performances. And he succeeded, as top supporters declared a solid, mistake-free night in Milwaukee enough to wrap a "tourniquet" on a campaign that been bleeding since the last debate two weeks ago. "There's always nervous Nellies in every campaign," said former Sen. Mel Martinez, a Bush supporter spinning for the campaign in Milwaukee. "If they needed it, tonight certainly should have reassured them." "Thank God. He stopped the bleeding tonight,”...
  • Trump, Carson continue to lead GOP field; Jeb Bush dips to 3% support

    11/10/2015 3:06:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    YouGov ^ | 11/10/15 | Kathy Frankovic
    The latest Economist/YouGov poll indicates Jeb Bush may have fallen out of the Republican top tier As the Republican candidates for President get ready for their next debate tonight, the potential 2016 GOP voters continue to express their support for non-traditional candidates. Businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson maintain their lead in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll as the top choices of registered voters who identify as Republicans. Carson pulls even with Trump when Republican voters name their second choice: just about four in ten say each man is their first or second choice.
  • Bush team schedules post-debate call with donors

    11/10/2015 2:48:50 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/10/15 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Top Jeb Bush donors will convene on a conference call after Tuesday's debate, a critical moment in the former Florida governor's campaign. Donors from across the country have been invited to participate in the call, according to two sources familiar with the campaign's plans. It will be hosted by senior Bush advisers Sally Bradshaw and Tim Miller. -snip- Bush has been practicing for the Milwaukee showdown with the help of Jon Kraushar, a longtime Republican adviser who has worked with Fox News honcho Roger Ailes.
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC drops $6 million on Fox News ads

    11/09/2015 11:36:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 11/9/15 | Melissa Yeager
    After struggling to gain traction in the 2016 race, Jeb Bush's campaign announced last week it is relaunching the campaign. It appears his super PAC is doling out some significant cash to encourage the campaign to lift-off. According to independent expenditure disclosures that we spotting on Sunlight's Real-Time Federal Campaign Finance tracker, it appears Right To Rise USA is doubling down and going after the Republican base by placing more than $6.6 million dollars in ads exclusively on the Fox News Channel. The super PAC spent $18,932 producing those commercials, which were placed by a Virginia-based firm known as Oath...

    11/05/2015 9:12:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 11/5/15 | KYLE MUNZENRIEDER
    Jeb Bush is desperately trying to reinvigorate his flailing campaign. He unleashed a new slogan, "Jeb Can Fix It," took a short tour through the friendly lands of his home state of Florida, and is now back in New Hampshire trying to re-sell his message to the first-in-the-nation primary state. It appears though that things have taken a turn for the odd. After being attacked by Donald Trump for being "low energy," Bush is trying to add some new verve into his appearances. The New York Times notes that apparently that involves using the word "damn" a lot more. "We're...
  • Jeb Bush to Donors: 'Chill Out'

    11/05/2015 6:31:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/4/15 | KASIE HUNT
    Jeb Bush is promising his donors that he'll get better at debating - and he's urging any "nervous Nellies" among his supporters to "chill out" as he embarks on a reboot of his campaign. "I'm going to win New Hampshire, I just feel it," Bush told donors on a conference call Wednesday, phoning in from his campaign bus in between stops in the Granite State. "I know in my heart that we're on the right track," he added, according to an audio recording of the call obtained by NBC News. But Bush also acknowledged the drubbing he's taken in the...
  • Jeb Bush: Pain Is Part of Life

    11/05/2015 5:44:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/5/15 | CANDACE SMITH
    On the second New Hampshire day of GOP candidate Jeb Bush's bus tour, he waded into murky waters, as old views resurfaced at a campaign stop. While at Hollis Pharmacy and General Store, Bush was asked about the growing drug problem across the country. He proceeded to talk about the FDA's allowance of prescribing oxycontin to children, Bush decrying the perils of over-prescribing. "We have to take a pause, we're not you know, pain is part of life that you have to monitor pain for sure and you have to deal with it but over-prescribing creates all sorts of adverse...
  • Jeb Bush's comeback tour sounds like a therapy session

    11/05/2015 4:05:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/4/15 | Philip Rucker
    Jeb Bush sat relaxed on a plush couch aboard his luxury "Jeb Can Fix It" bus as it rode here on Tuesday night, musing with reporters about his shortcomings. "I've learned to accept the simple fact that I'm imperfect under God's watchful eye," the Republican presidential candidate said. "I don't have a self-esteem problem, and I don't have an overstated-worth problem. . . . The adversity I turn into opportunity. It's an obstacle to jump over. It's an opportunity to get better." The next morning in Manchester, after a child asked what it was like to grow up the son...
  • Jeb Bush just told a bunch of 3rd-graders how his dad sent him into a deep, spiraling depression

    11/04/2015 10:45:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/4/15 | Jeva Lange
    Jeb Bush just told a bunch of 3rd-graders how his dad sent him 'into a deep, spiraling depression for days'. Can someone ask Jeb Bush if he's okay? During a Q&A with third-graders at a Manchester, New Hampshire, charter school, things took a sharp turn when the former Florida governor (and floundering Republican presidential candidate) began talking about his father, former President George H. W. Bush: -snip- Jeb on George HW: "All he would have to say is 'I'm disappointed in you' and it would send me into a deep spiraling depression for days" -snip- Jeb gives long answer on...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I'm not quitting'

    11/04/2015 6:22:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/4/15 | KELLY COHEN
    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he was not quitting the 2016 GOP race, despite his lackluster performance in several recent polls. GOP rival Donald Trump said early Tuesday that Bush should do what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did and "absolutely" drop out. But when asked on CNN whether he was quitting the race, Bush immediately pushed back. "Ha, no. I mean, do we have to talk about Donald Trump? No. I'm not quitting," Bush replied Wednesday morning on CNN's "New Day." "He's entertaining. He's fun. He says really funny things in the breaks,...
  • Poll: Jeb Sinks to 4 Percent

    11/04/2015 6:18:34 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/4/15 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Bush registers worst favorability ratings. The leading Republican presidential candidate in donor and establishment support is down to just four percent of the vote in a new national poll. Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, is in a far fifth place in the latest Quinnipiac poll, getting four percent and trailing Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump.
  • Jeb Bush plummets in latest national poll (Hits new low at 4%..)

    11/04/2015 5:15:59 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/15 | NICK GASS
    Jeb Bush's support among Republicans nationally has plummeted to the low single digits in the latest Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, as the former Florida governor's campaign seeks to hit refresh with its "Jeb Can Fix It" tour. Donald Trump and Ben Carson, meanwhile, continued to lead the field, with Carson outperforming Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general-election matchup. In the latest poll, conducted after last week's third GOP debate in which Bush delivered a mediocre performance, just 4 percent of Republican and independent Republican-leaning voters said they would support Bush in their state's primary.
  • Jeb Bush Apologizes to France for 3-day Workweek Dig

    11/03/2015 5:29:52 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 11/3/15 | Zeke J Miller
    "I really did a disservice to the French" Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush apologized to the people of France on Tuesday for making fun of their work week during last week's Republican debate. Speaking to reporters aboard his campaign bus on the first leg of a three-day swing through New Hampshire, Bush once again criticized congressional lawmakers for working a three-day week, saying lawmakers have over-promised and under-delivered to the the American people in successive elections. But the GOP presidential hopeful acknowledged he was wrong to criticize the French when he was trying to highlight rival Marco Rubio's poor voting...
  • A Texas Man Bought JebCanFixIt.Com Because the Bush Campaign Forgot To

    11/03/2015 4:58:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/3/15 | Josh Feldman
    Jeb Bush's new slogan is "Jeb Can Fix It," and despite all the mockery it's received, you would think maybe they would quickly nab JebCanFixIt.com. They did not. Which is why a Texas man was able to snatch it up. Jimmy Flannigan ran for Austin City Council last year with the slogan "Flannigan Can Fix It." And it came along with this pretty remarkable campaign ad:
  • Campaign 2.0: "Jeb Can Fix It" Flops Hard

    11/03/2015 1:58:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/3/15 | Amy Miller
    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 don't think there's anything wrong with the fact that he doesn't want the White House - I wouldn't- other than the fact that he's wasting his and our time with a multimillion dollar campaign.) The Bush campaign has gone from lukewarm, to tragedy, and finally to farce -...
  • Texas Man Claims Jeb Bush Stole His Campaign Slogan

    11/03/2015 1:13:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/3/15 | Ben Geier
    It hasn't been a great few weeks for Jeb Bush. He had a rough go in last week's CNBC debate, with many seeing him as losing his battle with Marco Rubio. Lately he's been using the slogan "Jeb Can Fix It" to tout his credentials to fix the Obama economy, but that is backfiring on him in more ways than one. First, Twitter users took the hashtag #JebCanFixIt and turned it into a massive joke, resulting in posts like these: -snip- Now things are getting worse as a former city council candidate from Texas is claiming that Bush stole this...
  • To Save Campaign, Jeb Bush Hires TV Wizard Who Trains Fox News Anchors

    11/03/2015 10:35:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/3/15 | Gabriel Sherman
    After a series of disastrous cable-news interviews and three anemic debate performances, Jeb Bush is finally getting serious about improving his television image. And to do it, he's turning to the man Roger Ailes hires to train Fox News anchors. According to a source close to the campaign, Bush will be media-coached by Jon Kraushar, a legendary image-maker who's worked with Ailes for decades. In the 1980s, Ailes and Kraushar were business partners at Ailes Communications, the political-consulting shop Ailes founded. It was during this time that Ailes and Krashaur famously coached Jeb's father and Dan Quayle to the White...
  • Jeb Bush’s #JebCanFixIt Fiasco

    11/03/2015 9:48:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/3/15 | Steve Tobak
    When the Jeb Bush for President campaign relaunched with a modified slogan, "Jeb Can Fix It," on Monday morning, the hashtag #JebCanFixIt started immediately trending on Twitter (TWTR) , garnering nearly 30,000 Tweets by the end of the day. Sounds great, right? Not if you're a Bush supporter. The hashtag was instantly hijacked by thousands of trolls with Tweets like this:
  • JEB BUSH FADES IN NH DESPITE AD BLITZ (Mike Murphy flop alert)

    11/03/2015 6:40:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/15 | MIKE FLYNN
    A new poll of New Hampshire Republicans by Monmouth University confirms the fading fortunes of the Jeb Bush campaign. Despite spending more on TV than all other candidates combined, Jeb has dropped to sixth place in nation's first primary state, a must-win for his Presidential ambitions. In July, Jeb Bush was second in New Hampshire. A great deal of Bush's candidacy was predicated on enjoying an enormous financial edge over his Republican rivals. When he launched his campaign this summer, an allied Super PAC announced it had raised just over $100 million to support Jeb in the primary. This announcement...
  • Jeb Bush, Miami congressman call on GOP to reinstate Telemundo debate

    11/02/2015 11:27:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/2/15 | @ByKristenMClark @PatriciaMazzei
    Jeb Bush told reporters in Orlando on Monday that the Republican National Committee should still hold a planned primary debate with Miami-based Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo. "We should have the debate," Bush said in both English and Spanish. "I think we ought to have a Telemundo debate, or a Hispanic debate. It happened four years ago. Telemundo's not part of the problem of CNBC. They (CNBC) just didn't keep their word."
  • Jeb Campaign Resets For Fifth Time

    11/02/2015 10:35:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/2/15 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, coming off a poorly perceived debate performance last week and struggles in the polls, appeared in Tampa Monday morning to "reboot" his campaign. Bush will define this new campaign shakeup with a mantra that he wants to come to Washington to "fix it." "After seven years of incompetence, corruption and gridlock in Washington, we need a president who can fix it. I can fix it," said Bush. Since the two-term Republican first began exploring a presidential bid at the beginning of the year, Bush campaign has seen five shakeups, resets, or shifts in course.
  • Jeb Bush cancels Tuscaloosa campaign stop (because he's running out of money?)

    11/02/2015 9:34:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | 11/2/1 | Stephanie Taylor
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has canceled plans to attend the Alabama football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa this Saturday. Bush was scheduled to attend the game as part of four Southeastern Conference game day visits called "SEC Tailgating with Jeb." Secretary of State John Merrill announced Monday that Bush campaign postponed the visit "due to redirecting their campaign efforts."
  • Jeb Bush hopes new e-book can help relaunch a struggling campaign (Amazon BestSellers Rank: #23,292)

    11/02/2015 6:16:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/2/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Desperately seeking to revive a campaign rocked in recent weeks by budget cuts and a poor debate performance, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is hoping that his political past can jump-start his political future. He will release a new e-book this week, "Reply All," a raw, exhaustive anthology of hundreds of self-selected e-mails he sent and received as Florida governor from 1999 to 2007.
  • Bush: "I Love My Dad, I'd Kill For Him, I'd Go To Prison For Him"

    11/01/2015 12:34:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 180 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/1/15 | RCP
    <p>Jeb Bush borders on creepy talking about how much he cares for his father, who, luckily, "is no longer watching CSI" because he is following the election campaign so closely. "I'd go to prison for him because, I love him so much. Thankfully I haven't had the need to do that."</p>
  • Jeb Bush blames press for campaign woes

    11/01/2015 9:09:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/1/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush blamed the "cable shows" and "political press" for the struggle he has had connecting with Republican primary voters. Bush told NBC's Chuck Todd that he does not understand why his supporters think something is missing from his campaign. "Do you know why they think that [something is missing]?" Todd asked. "Probably because they watch the cable shows and they read the political press," Bush answered. "But if they followed me on the campaign trail, like last week in New Hampshire where we had 300 people totally connected, totally believing in me, I think they would...
  • Jeb Bush still doesn’t get why his terrible debate performance matters so much

    11/01/2015 9:04:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush, during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, revealed that he doesn't really understand how damaging his lifeless performance at last week's debate in Colorado was to his presidential candidacy. Asked by "Meet" moderator Chuck Todd whether he understood why some of his supporters thought something was "missing", Bush responded: "No, I don't." When Todd followed up by asking why people might think that, here's what Bush said: Probably because they watch the cable shows and they read the political press. But if they followed me on the campaign trail, like last week in New Hampshire...
  • How Jeb Bush may have just outsourced a key part of his campaign (to Mike Murphy and Right to Rise)

    11/01/2015 8:52:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/1/15 | Philip Bump
    In what was already a grim week for the Jeb Bush campaign, a bit more bad news late Thursday night. After a meeting in Houston on Monday, the campaign sent parts of a presentation to reporters detailing how they saw the race moving forward. But the day after Bush's inept debate performance, U.S. News and World Report obtained the whole document, including detailed plans for what the campaign had -- or, really, hadn't -- done so far in Iowa. The Iowa Starting Line blog was stunned by what it saw. "[A] brief look at their Iowa numbers show extremely troubling...
  • Bush's bulldog (Danny Diaz, the Failed Romney, McCain operative running Jeb's campaign)

    11/01/2015 7:42:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/15 | DANIEL LIPPMAN and MARC CAPUTO
    One of the hardest-working men in politics is taking on the toughest job in the Republican race: Saving Jeb Bush. Danny Diaz, Bush's campaign manager, spent 15 years in the Republican trenches building a reputation as a top-notch "oppo man" - overseeing opposition research into rival campaigns and figuring out how to use pungent details to knock out rivals and change the story line of a campaign. Many who know the 40-year-old son of Spanish immigrants insist that the barrel-chested, tough-talking Diaz is just the man to jump-start the floundering Bush organization. Some wonder if anyone can rescue Bush at...
  • Jeb Bush returns to Florida to recharge campaign

    10/30/2015 6:26:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2015 7:02 PM EDT | Sergio Bustos
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has returned to Florida to recharge his struggling campaign. He spoke and took selfies with supporters at an outdoor rally Friday night before attending a high school football game in southwest Florida. ...
  • Chief Operating Officer Leaves Jeb Bush Campaign (Layoffs at Team Jeb)

    10/30/2015 11:59:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/30/15 | REID J. EPSTEIN and PATRICK O'CONNOR
    The highest-ranking official known to lose their job in Jeb Bush's flagging campaign is Christine Ciccone, the campaign's chief operating officer. News of Ms. Ciccone's departure comes a week after the Bush campaign announced a re-organization that it said would reduce payroll by 40%. Ms. Ciccone served as Mr. Bush's chief operating officer, effectively an office administrator responsible for logistics. "We are grateful to have had Christine on the team, we respect her immensely," Bush spokesman Tim Miller said.
  • The Daily 202: Can Jeb Bush pull out of the death spiral?

    10/30/2015 6:07:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/30/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    THE BIG IDEA: It's never good when you have to say that your campaign is "not on life support." "The Workingman's Hymn" - with the refrain "I know that we can turn it around" - blared at Jeb Bush's event yesterday in Portsmouth, N.H., as the defiant candidate tried to reassure panicked supporters he can get off the ground and dust himself off in the wake of his disastrous debate performance. "It's not on life support," the former Florida governor told reporters. "The end is not near." Meanwhile, showing that the Bush machine can still bring in cold hard cash,...
  • 'Jeb's Dead': Disastrous Bush campaign approaching its end

    10/30/2015 5:26:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/30/15 | Daniel Dale
    Two hours before the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, a party strategist, Rick Wilson, posted a cryptic message on Twitter. "Man oh man," Wilson wrote. "The dumb, preplanned move a certain campaign is about to make in the big debate is campaign-ending stupid." Predictably, the candidate about to make the dumb, preplanned move was Jeb Bush. Within seconds of him actually doing it, pundits were declaring the end of his campaign. "Jeb's Dead: Adios Amigo," read a headline on the website of the conservative Weekly Standard. Ten months ago, the former Florida governor was the polling front-runner flush with so...
  • Jeb to donors: 'I realize I need to get better'

    10/29/2015 5:06:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/15 | Alex Isenstadt
    Just one day after a lackluster showing at the Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., Jeb Bush acknowledged to donors Thursday afternoon that he needs to improve his debate performance. "I realize I need to get better," the former Florida governor said, according to one person present on the call. Bush hosted the call along with top aides Sally Bradshaw and Tim Miller.