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Jeb: ‘Absolutely Absurd’ to Suggest We Get Out for Rubio — ‘I’m In It For The Long-Haul’


Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said after his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came in a close third in the Iowa caucus which was far below where he was poling, the suggestion that other candidates drop put so Rubio has a clear path to the nomination is “absolutely absurd.”

Host Martha MacCallum asked, “This morning Rand Paul dropped out of this race. There is a lot of talk in Republican circles that there is pressure on you and others to get out and pave the way for Marco Rubio right now. Your thoughts on that.”

Bush said, “That’s ridiculous. We had one election. Not single delegate has been selected, not a single delegate.  Marco Rubio came in third place in a caucus state, and we are all supposed to bow out. It’s absolutely absurd. I’m going to earn this by working hard and laying out a case that I have the leadership skills to fix what’s going on in Washington, D.C. We need to change the culture. We need to fix the economic situation. That message will resonate and I’m in it for the long-haul.”

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