Jeb! expected to be way out in front by this time. He’s got a huge war chest, around $100 million, to dispatch the dwarves who have no right to his time in the Oval Office. Jeb! also has a problem. Donald Trump.
Trump has opened up a double digit lead over the anointed one and the lead isn’t going away. In fact it’s growing. And Jeb! is not happy.
The half-dozen conservative senators and governors who had planned to run before Bush brought out his shock-and-awe fundraising campaign, had to laugh: They viewed Bush himself as an intruder, a political semi-retiree who sat on the sidelines for eight years while they fought Barack Obama. Now it was Bush’s turn to rage at an outsider.
“Seriously, what’s this guy’s problem?” he asked one party donor he ran into recently according to accounts provided by several sources close to Bush—and he went on to describe the publicity seeking real estate developer now surging in public polls far ahead of Bush and all the 15 others in the Republican field as “a buffoon,” “clown” and “asshole.”
There’s another term Mr. Bush might want to get used to when discussing The Donald.
We’ll see how The Donald – and Jeb! – does in the upcoming debate. My big question is, “Will Jeb! lose his cool?
At this point it looks like life is going to be very, very interesting on the Republican side.