“Low Energy” Jeb Bush far too rational to be the GOP nominee bows out

Donald Trump dubbed Jeb Bush “low energy” at the start of the campaign and Bush never recovered. Bush was raised to be a gentleman but to win against Trump he needed to be a street fighter. You can’t win a street fight when you stick to the rules. Trump is ruthless and he is not governed by conventional rules. The media loves him because of the things he says. He makes good television. Bush tried to overcome the shadow Trump had cast over his campaign but he couldn’t. Bush tried to get tough and fight back but when he did it was too little too late. The bully won and the gentleman from Florida was sent packing. Bush was rational in a season in which the GOP was looking for a radical.

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  • Bill  On February 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Donald Trump’s “low energy” characterization of Jeb Bush is not what doomed his campaign. That campaign was doomed even before it commenced for numerous reasons. Bush erroneously believed that he could capture the nomination without the support of the conservative wing of the GOP base. He dismissed opponents of Common Core as conspiracy theorist. Presenting Hillary Clinton with the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center on the eve of the first anniversary of the Benghazi debacle, no less, did not ingratiate him with the GOP base. His declaration that the illegals breeching of our borders is an act of love was regarded as nothing less than inflammatory by those who have been victimized by any of them; be it by violent crime or competition for low paying jobs. And last but not least, there’s that last name. BUSH, it’s like a millstone around his neck.

  • Ginni Treadwell  On February 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Spot on Ms Eb, but what is our excuse for keeping it going? If ratings fell, Trump would have been dumped way back. Van Jones may have explained why it goes on – saying.. “this is the era of Reality TV… Trump is the King of Reality TV”. The sad part is the amount of Americans who believe his reality can be theirs too. They forget he’s in it to win for Him. He will not make us equally wealthy. He will not make us safe. He WILL get us to build a wall. It will be right behind the moat he needs around HIS mansion to protect HIS stuff. ONWARD Thru the FOG of TRUMP FEAR.
    Granny Gin

    • Bill  On February 21, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      So Trump is in it to win? I didn’t forget that, I never was aware of that. But that sounds like what my dad use to call hustling backwards. Relinquishing his time that could be spent earnings hundreds of million per year to earn a four hundred thousand dollar per year salary? I’m not getting the math. But if you’re looking for the candidate who will make the wealth of everyone equal, you want to feel the Berne. Socialist invariably make the wealth of everyone equal. But unfortunately they are usually equally poor.

      • Ginni Treadwell  On February 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        TRUMP is in it to win…not the presidency……just the hundreds of millions of $$$ in free advertising for his name to become what they call in advertising the TOP OF THE MIND RESPONSE. repeat certain words until the masses connect the word with a product.. i.e…Kleenex…that’s a brand so common that most people think Kleenex applies to all tissue. Coke is standard for soft drink. TRUMP supporters hear TRUMP & think… DEAL MAKER!, WINNER!, TOUGH!, SUPER WEALTHY!, SUCCESSFUL! .He says what he wants people to believe. He doesn’t mention his failures & will outshout anyone who does. How many reporters have asked him how many subsidies he’s gotten from the United States government to make his projects work? OMG…his head would explode. And he’d put it right back together and on to the next deal. The real question in my comment is WHY do we tolerate him taking up the airwaves? Some say he’s a clown, some say he’s a shill…that by the time we’re tired of him, Jeb will get back in and win handily…who knows??? This peasant’s gotta get back to work:) Granny Gin

  • Bill  On February 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Granny Gin, tell me of what benefit to Trump is the free advertisement if not to bolster his campaign for the presidency? TOP OF MIND RESPONSE? Seriously? Like thinking of Kleenex when purchasing tissues or thinking of Coke when one is thirsty? Choosing a candidate to support for president is in no way analogous to purchasing a consumer product. The concept of top of mind is to condition one to make a selection based on the first choice that comes to mind. Is that process applicable here? But shame on him for being smart enough to figure out how to spend a fraction of what his opponents spend on ads.

    And he says what he wants people to believe, shocking! But I’ve seen this before. This might be a trend. And how disingenuous of him to omit disclosing his failures while on the way to success. I haven’t noticed any of the other candidates mentioning their failures either. And I must admit that I’ve never done that either when I was pursuing a new position. But you should expose all his subsidies from the government which he received that were illegal. The people deserve to know. If there were no illegalities then were talking about a businessman taking advantage of every legal opportunity available to enhance his business’ success.

    It seems clear to me that you just don’t want Donald Trump for president and you have every right to feel that way. But it sounds as though you resent him because of the very qualities that have contributed to his success. The ability to outsmart his opponents to get what he wants. And make no mistake about it, the media are among his opponents. He created an atmosphere where they have to give him the coverage if the are to remain relevant during this campaign season. Perhaps you can take solace in knowing that they hate having to do it as much as you despise seeing it done.

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