Doesn't look good for Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) who suspended his campaign after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary on Saturday. His campaign was built around his tag line, "shock and awe” against his opponents but unfortunately his plan of action ended with a dismal barely making a dent against them.
"I am proud of the campaign we have run to unify our country. To advocate conservative solutions that would give more Americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their God-given potential," Bush said, choking back emotion. "But the people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I respect the decision, so tonight I'm suspending my campaign. I congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island on their success, for a race that has been hard-fought."
“No!” someone shouted.
“Yeah,” he said before the room burst into applause.
“I congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island.”
Jeb Bush exiting the campaign at this time is the right thing to do considering his failure to convince Iowa, New Hampshire and now South Carolina. It's unfortunate because he was the presumed favorite for the Republican nomination last summer with a huge $103 million head start back in mid-2015 due to a very successful fundraising campaign. What really was the fundamental problem? Was it the failure of the campaign itself or was it the candidate? It was the candidate.
Bush’s decision followed many devastating loss, especially the Palmetto State, a state that made his father, George H.W. Bush, and his brother, George W. Bush. crucial victories, but now over the years, it's a different time now and you can sense a much rougher form of Republicans. Most of the debates it was very clear that Bush was to humble when challenging Donald Trump and adding to the so call pressure from party leaders it was clear to him that it was time to step down in order so others may challenge Donald Trump.
Bush knew that he was a long shot and even said, because “I’ve had a front-row seat watching history” made by his father, George H.W. Bush, and his brother, George W. Bush.
Ultimately, Jeb Bush’s journey to follow in his families footsteps to make presidential history failed.
Check out and watch the video below. Video [REUTERS on Publish Date February 20, 2016. Photo by Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times}
Former Governor Jeb Bush suspended his campaign on Saturday after disappointing finishes in the first three contests of the 2016 election cycle.