No Republican 2016 candidate is less liked by his or her party than Jeb Bush

28 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Jeb Bush adds $1 million to ad buy in Iowa.

Jeb Bush’s campaign has reserved $1 million in advertising to begin ahead of the Iowa caucuses, adding to $6 million the Bush Super PAC has booked in the state. “We are reserving January and February TV now which is the most competitive buying environment to lock in rates, but more importantly to maximize inventory on key programs for our target audiences based our data,” Bush campaign spokeswoman Kristy Campbell told The Des Moines Register. “This is just a first pass for our long-term approach.” “Well, we’ll lay it out in the next three weeks, and it’s to move back to a consumer-driven system where you have low-premium catastrophic coverage where it’s portable, where people can have more than one choice, and where they are more empowered to make decisions themselves,” Mr.

Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential candidate who lately has the best buzz of anybody in the crowded field, this afternoon campaigns in “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown” — The Villages, 32 square miles in Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties. Sunday saw the former Florida governor slide to fifth place in the race behind Trump, Carson, Rubio, and Fiorina, with only 7 percent in a national NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Today marks one of Rubio’s first presidential campaign stops outside of south Florida, and, being Florida, anything he says has to be viewed in the context of Rubio vs. His numbers are similarly unexciting in Iowa and New Hampshire, both of which have early February contests. “What I hear everywhere when you say Jeb’s name is, ‘If you want to lose the general election, nominate Jeb,'” one fundraiser, speaking under anonymity, told The Washington Post.

But there’s also the plain, political reality: in a year in which economic populism is striking a chord, the former governor is pushing a plan that disproportionately benefits the very wealthy. The longtime political allies seemed destined for a political collision, particularly when Florida holds its presidential primary March 15 and only one candidate walks away with 99 delegates. “The time has come to turn the page. Nevertheless, Jeb’s staffers are in search of a campaign defibrillator: “I think if people get to know Jeb and they give him a chance, he’s going to be tough to beat,” Republican strategist Henry Barbour said. “But they don’t know him yet.” Jeva Lange

And that’s what we need.” We didn’t recall rapid economic growth under Bush, so we thought we’d look at the past five presidents’ records in order to gauge Jeb Bush’s comments. He could just as easily have been talking about Jeb Bush, his old mentor, who has been struggling for traction for months amid the GOP’s stong anti-establishment mood. In this volatile political climate, Rubio, 44, could be perfectly positioned: A fresh face, still associated with his defeat of Charlie Crist in 2010, but also acceptable enough to the establishment wing of the party. “I was a reforming governor, not just another member of the club,” Bush said in his announcement speech in June. “There’s no passing off responsibility when you’re a governor, no blending into the legislative crowd or filing an amendment and calling that success. ” As Bush’s campaign team likes to point out, polls don’t mean much this far out from the voting. An analysis of your tax returns for the last six years, which you have released to the public, the last six years indicates that you would save, under your tax plan, $3 million. Rubio, however, appears to be just starting to build an organization, and his campaign events tend to be at places with a crowd already organized rather than one the campaign mobilized.

The comparison between Bush’s last events in central Florida – a series of rallies and town hall meetings organized by the Bush team – and Rubio’s today – a rally at The Villages where even the dullest Republican can expect a big crowd – is indicative of their campaign infrastructures. If you look at what the middle class pays today compared to what they would pay in our tax plan – BUSH: Because higher income people pay more taxes right now and proportionally, everybody will get a benefit.

He’s welcome to defend that preference, of course, but to argue that he simply has no choice but to tilt the scales in the rich’s favor isn’t true. This isn’t “high growth” at all – it’s slower than the growth in the post-recession Obama era, and it’s vastly slower than the growth of the Clinton era. At its core, Bush’s case for more tax cuts seems to effectively come down to, “This policy didn’t work for my brother, but it’ll totally work for me.” If the Florida Republican wants the public to buy the argument, he’s going to need to work harder on his pitch.

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