Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (who earlier in the week was trying to convince early morning television hosts that he was “having fun” on the campaign trail) polled at 4 percent.
That put Bush’s support only above Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and tied with “other” among the eight possible choices for voters. “Other” included candidates who polled at less than 2 percent.
His one big advantage, a fat rolodex full of a bunch of rich Republican donors who owe the Bush family, is in danger of turning into a list of people who won’t take his calls:
Jeb Bush is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida governor needs to demonstrate growth in the polls over the next month or face serious defections among supporters.
The warnings, expressed by numerous senior GOP fundraisers in recent days, come as Bush and an allied super PAC are in the early stages of an aggressive television ad campaign they say will help erase doubts about his viability.
And, look, the guy doesn’t even seem like he wants to be campaigning at this point. I’m sure going into a race as the clear front runner and being so decisively overtaken by a mouth with bad hair and the dumbest surgeon the world has seen since the advent of modern medical schools has to take its toll on you. But the one place where JEB can start to distinguish himself from the two top dogs in the field is in the area of policy. Right? I mean, he’s a former governor who’s been in politics most of his life and has two former presidents in his immediate family, and those other two guys are, well, imbeciles.
But JEB’s latest serious foray into policy came out this week, and it’s an energy “plan” that’s a whopping 1000 words long that basically amounts to “let’s keep burning as much shit as we can get our hands on.” Nowhere in this mighty policy document that is the approximate length of a high school freshman’s world cultures paper does JEB spare even a single word about renewable energy. I mean, writing “FUCK RENEWABLES” over and over again for another 500 words would have at least shown slightly more effort than this.
The question is basically moot now, but does JEB really even want the job for which he’s allegedly campaigning? Because so far, this is the only thing he’s seemed excited about:
UPDATE: Oh my God you have got to be kidding me:
Not only is he not trying, he’s not even pretending to try.
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