Jeb Bush quits 2016 presidential race


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#3

I guess we can clap now.


#4

And astonishingly, it means the average quality of the Republican candidates goes down.


#5

This is a deeply weird, deeply disturbing GOP primary. Not that I exactly miss Jeb!, but it’s horrifying that that guy was not far enough in crazytown to appease the hardliners. The wingnut base has reached a new level of nihilism.


#6

Fine with me. The nuttier they are, the less electable they become outside the wingnut base.


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#8

Jeb¡  


#9

Craaaaap. The Trump fan who sits next to me in Marketing class is gonna be so happy, and even more insufferable than he was last week.


#10

https://twitter.com/DanKennedy_NYC/status/701251984465207296


#11

You can at least take comfort that this person will be a dismal failure as a marketer in later life.


#12

I’d say Jeb! has the distinction in that family of doing the least harm to America and the world, but isn’t there another kid whose only crimes are being a drunk and a fuckoff?

That’s not really my understanding of how marketing, or life, now that you mention it, works.


#13

Okay, Dr. Carson, you’re up next (don’t forget to walk forward this time).


#14

It’s sad, but true.


#15

You could print out this tweet and just kind of quietly be delighted if they saw it and thought it was a reflection of intellectual prowess:


#16

I agree, but I’m starting to notice a disturbing pattern:

  • There’s no way Trump will run. He’s a lunatic.
  • There’s no way Trump will win any primaries. He’s a lunatic.
  • There’s no way Trump will win the election. He’s a lunatic.
  • There’s no way Trump will win a second term. He’s a lunatic.
  • There’s no way Trump will crown himself Forever King of The Walled Kingdom of Americanadexico. He’s a lunatic.

#17

From this distance, I thought Bush was one of the more sane candidates to the right of US politics.


#18

You are correct. That’s why we have such mixed feelings about this.


#19

There hasn’t been a sane and credible GOP candidate since Jon Huntsman, and until the GOP splits off the Tea Party wackos, there probably never will be again. At least none who will win a primary. Those days are long gone.


#20

Sad Trombone