In 2015 Jeb Bush amassed a $150 million war chest, surrounded himself with some of the best minds in the party, and had the BUSH last name to attract the support of the party establishment. He appeared to be best positioned to win back the White House for Republicans in 2016.
Last night, after a dismal finish in South Carolina, Bush dropped out of the race.
Here is a good article byfrom Reuters discussing what went wrong with the Jeb Bush Campaign. The article discusses:
- How Bush misjudged the mood and frustration of the Republican base.
- How Bush misjudged Trump as a summer fad who would fade given his outrageous comments.
- Perhaps his biggest misstep was when he spent days trying to explain whether he would have launched the Iraq war begun by his brother, former President George W. Bush.
Read the article here…