A call went out last night to Jeb Bush campaign operatives informing them that there is no money left to pay campaign staffers. Donations to the Jeb PAC “Right To Rise” have ironically fallen precipitously over the last few weeks and came to a grinding halt after last Saturday’s blood bath debate performance. Bush was again caught flat footed trying to defend his brother’s failed war in Iraq and the 911 attacks which occurred on George W’s watch.
The establishment has moved on. They’ve decided to go with the man with even less experience than Bush, Marco Rubio. Senator Rubio benefits primarily by not having the same last name as Jeb. But his campaign is equally scripted and even more telegraphed. Establishment types like the fact that Rubio is young and attractive. They seem to not care that Marco can’t balance his own checkbook. Apparently being saddled with personal debt is now a good resume enhancement for understanding the presidency.
Word has it that an official announcement will come either late Sunday or early next Monday from Jeb Bush himself.
Bush campaign staffers say the former governor is tired and wants to go back to Miami to be with his family. It’s also been widely known from the start that Jeb wanted nothing to do with this campaign. The GOP establishment had a road map plan to victory and he was one of several candidates including governors Scott Walker and Rick Perry who were sent out much like a net. Donors were hoping that one of them would catch on, but it’s clear that Donald Trump has exposed all of their weaknesses.
It’s not clear as of yet who Bush will endorse. But sources on the ground in South Carolina have hinted that Bush would back Rubio. There have been calls from Erik Erickson and Charles Krauthammer for the establishment to coalesce around one candidate. And that appears to be happening now.