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Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:49 PM

Jeb Bush Plays Down Speculation That His Campaign Is Doomed

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Source: Huffingtonpost

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Saturday brushed off speculation that his presidential campaign was struggling, and ... a day after his campaign announced it was cutting payroll and budget by 40 and 45 percent, respectively, Bush said that he was simply making an "adjustment."
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After an anonymous donor told The Washington Post that Bush's campaign had entered a "death spiral," the former Florida governor said that reports of his campaign's struggling were ... "Blah, blah, blah," he said. "That's my answer -- blah, blah, blah."

While Bush said on Saturday that his October polling was of little concern because the party would select its nominee in February and March, once caucuses and primaries began, he also sounded like a man who had had enough -- fed up with the constant attacks on his stamina by the reality TV star stomping him in the polls, and ready to let the voters make a bad decision if they wanted to.
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Bush, who was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination when he announced his candidacy in June, has experienced a slide in the polls recently. According to HuffPost Pollster, he has the support of 7.3 percent of likely Republican primary voters nationally, trailing Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.). He's also not faring well in Iowa, where he only has the support of 5.2 percent of likely caucusgoers. In New Hampshire, Bush has the support of 8 percent of likely GOP primary voters, trailing Trump, Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeb-bush-campaign-struggling_562bc38de4b0443bb5642da1



Jeb's epic fail will surpass Connally and Baker in 1980, Gramm in 1996, Lieberman in 2004, and Giuliani in 2008.

Even Predictwise, which remained bullish on Bush after his polling collapsed, is dropping his shares:



His polling has fallen much worse (Predictwise is more robust than Bush's polling because it accounts for his huge fundraising (which he's misspent) and many (apparently useless) endorsements:

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Reply Jeb Bush Plays Down Speculation That His Campaign Is Doomed (Original post)
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 OP
Stuart G Oct 2015 #1
mcar Oct 2015 #2
Stuart G Oct 2015 #3
mcar Oct 2015 #4
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #39
mcar Oct 2015 #40
StevieM Oct 2015 #5
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #6
John Poet Oct 2015 #7
Warpy Oct 2015 #10
NCjack Oct 2015 #28
moonscape Oct 2015 #31
question everything Oct 2015 #38
restorefreedom Oct 2015 #8
Warpy Oct 2015 #11
restorefreedom Oct 2015 #12
Demeter Oct 2015 #9
Liberalagogo Oct 2015 #13
Fritz Walter Oct 2015 #14
NCjack Oct 2015 #29
davidpdx Oct 2015 #34
deutsey Oct 2015 #15
ThoughtCriminal Oct 2015 #16
SoapBox Oct 2015 #19
forest444 Oct 2015 #17
spooky3 Oct 2015 #18
SoapBox Oct 2015 #20
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #22
oberliner Oct 2015 #21
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #23
oberliner Oct 2015 #24
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #25
oberliner Oct 2015 #26
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #27
oberliner Oct 2015 #30
DonCoquixote Oct 2015 #32
TheOther95Percent Oct 2015 #33
Attorney in Texas Oct 2015 #36
truthisfreedom Oct 2015 #35
question everything Oct 2015 #37

Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:56 PM

1. Another lie?. Like when he said, "He kept us safe"

Perhaps that one lie..as he defends it, which is his own doing, is the reason.

..as Porky Pig said.."That's all folks"

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:57 PM

2. Couldn't happen to a more deserving loser

I live in FL. Jeb ruined this state. My contempt for him know no bounds.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:59 PM

3. Another thuth at DU, " Couldn't happen to a more deserving loser."

Thanks for the observation. Someone else said, "Truth is stranger than fiction.."

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:04 PM

4. You are welcome

I look forward to his campaigns demise.

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 04:36 PM

39. It's so funny to see his commercials where it sounds like he

 

singlehandedly turned Florida around to become the greatest state in the Union.

I have no doubt that he was a terrible governor, but just curious to hear your perspective as a Florida resident, exactly what things would you mention when describing what a terrible governor he was? Just want to know if I am ever watching that commercial w/ a republican.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 04:53 PM

40. Terri Schiavo

Public education, the environment, tax giveaways to the rich. Those are the top of the list.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:09 PM

5. I never expected Lieberman to do very well in 2004. (eom)

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Response to StevieM (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:16 PM

6. Lieberman led for a long time in 2004

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:17 PM

7. I am breathing easier

 

about the prospects for the Bushes to regain power anytime soon....

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Response to John Poet (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:25 PM

10. I'll breathe easier if they've made a bunch of get richer quicker dumb investments

and the next crash has them down to their last million. Unfortunately, old dynastic families get the best advice and that's not likely to happen.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 08:24 PM

28. Yeah, and the Bushes are too vindictive to invest in Trump schemes. /nt

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Response to John Poet (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:01 PM

31. I'm not - because it leaves the more threatening Rubio for the nomination n/t

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Response to moonscape (Reply #31)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 02:52 PM

38. Wouldn't it be ironic if the Republican nominated a fresh senator

with no executive experience but with good oratorical skills?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:20 PM

8. so did "ooops" perry and scotty wanker

before they dropped out.

it will be almost a pleasure watching the dumpster fire over there knowing there will never be another bush in the wh

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:27 PM

11. Don't count young Prescott out. He's young, dumb, mean, and ambitious

He's the finest combination of traits that family seems to prize.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:28 PM

12. i am hoping the bush curse dies with the end of

jeb! s campaign, but yeah, that occurred to me too

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:20 PM

9. He can't hire Anonymous?

 

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:42 PM

13. Stuff happens, Jeb! Jeb!

 


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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:51 PM

14. He's in denial

Can't -- or won't -- admit that his campaign was torpedoed by his brother. And that might be understandable: most people have a blind-spot when it comes to the failures (however catastrophic) of one's sibling. Understandable, but not unforgivable.

Just ask Michael Shiavo.

So, one less clown in the GOP circus.

Is "boo hoo" supposed to be hyphenated?

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 08:48 PM

29. In the 5 stages of loss and grief, the stage 2 is anger.

3. Bargaining
4. Depression
5. Acceptance

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Response to NCjack (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:18 PM

34. He's stuck in number 2

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:57 PM

15. Seeing Walker go down in flames

and now Jeb beginning his death spiral have been among the best things of this election cycle so far.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:00 PM

16. Every time somebody in the clown car crashes...

it surprises nobody here. But then you look at the next "leader" and realize that the situation is not improving for them.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:04 PM

19. They just hit the ejector seat button...

Maybe thinking it was the radio?

'Cause they seem clueless as to their epic fails.

Oh well!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:02 PM

17. He must think his Miami drug lord friends can still bail him out.

This ainīt Colombia, Jeb.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:03 PM

18. why are they now so high on Rubio? His polling isn't great, either.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:05 PM

20. Grasping at straws.

Or, grasping at strawmen!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:31 PM

22. They like Rubio because Walker and Jeb! crapped out against Trump/Carson. Rubio's a 3rd string QB

for the establishment in their fight to retain control against the base who they have been lying to for decades and who have -- consequently -- soured on candidates with any tie to the establishment that has repeatedly betrayed them by over-promising and under-delivering (or -- more accurately -- not even trying to deliver or failing on the rare occasion when they bother to phone in a weak delivery effort).

Predictwise reflects the fact that an establishment candidate always wins the Republican nomination (or has done so for as long as anyone can remember), and Walker and Perry are done while Bush and Kasich are failing (Rubio is their last guy standing):



Rubio's polling isn't great but at least the trend is not an epic fail:

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:22 PM

21. Predictwise is going with Rubio?

 

Interesting.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:35 PM

23. The Koch monsters fear Trump/Carson. Based on polling trends who else would they chose if not Rubio?

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:44 PM

24. Jeb is way ahead of Rubio in fundraising

 

Even Ted Cruz has got like double the funding of Rubio.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:51 PM

25. Here is all that Jeb!'s super fundraising has won:



Cruz is not better liked by the Republican establishment than Trump or Carson.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:54 PM

26. It will be interesting to see how it plays out

 

Personally, I don't see how we could lose to any of these jokers.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:58 PM

27. They have a media empire to attack our nominee and unlimited Citizens United cash to sell their dope

Don't count your chickens.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 09:17 PM

30. Good point

 

We're definitely going to have to do our work.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:09 PM

32. of course he will lie and cut other people's pay

this person has never had to face the full consequence of his decisions HIS ENTIRE LIFE. he is not merely as dumb as his brother, but as Florida can tell you, he has a mean streak and a brat's temper. If trump knock him out, he will deserve a prize, as he his doing far more to the GOP than DWS.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 10:10 PM

33. Jeb stands for "Judged Equally Bad"

He was never going to come out of the dismal shadow of his brother. He can use his first name all he wants, he is still a Bush and W's younger brother. he has worse financial connections than Mitt with the Lehman Bros thing too.


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Response to TheOther95Percent (Reply #33)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 02:07 PM

36. Judged Equally Bad -- ha!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 12:19 AM

35. "He kept us safe" = "Blah blah blah"

bush is so completely full of shit.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2015, 02:48 PM

37. I don't get it. His PAC collected $100 million and this is not enough?

How much money does a candidate need? He should skip Iowa. This is, after all, where Robertson, Huckabee and Santorum shined.

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