Jeb Bush’s Campaign Theme: Have a Problem with Me? Get Over It!

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he doesn’t have a problem, you do. And you had better get used to it — and him — even if you don’t like it.

It’s as if the Republican establishment has told him the nomination is is and he doesn’t mind telling everybody about it. The stumbling and bumbling of his campaign in recent weeks has been matched by the arrogance on display in his trying to get beyond it.

In Jeb land, there’s nothing to see here. Move along.

“I made a mistake in listening to a question… I misheard the question,” said Bush, referring to an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly last week. “I actually gave a pretty good answer to the question, but it was not the question she asked. Then it got bumpy. But all is well now. The ship is stable.”

And if you don’t agree … tough!

Before a question was even asked at a round-table event here, Jeb Bush delivered blunt advice to those who view his last name as a burden: Get over it.

“I love my mom and dad,” he said. “I love my brother, and people are just going to have to get over that. That’s just the way it is.”

What’s unclear is how well Jeb’s Prince Charles imitation is going to play across the GOP base as the camapign season rolls along.


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