Peggy Noonan: ‘Slump-Shouldered Shrugging’ Jeb ‘Defeated Looking’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan said so far “slump-shouldered shrugging” Jeb Bush “has s slightly defeated look” while campaigning.

Peggy Noonan said, “It’s like, his name is Bush, he’s part of a dynasty, he bought up all the consultants, he gets the most money so he’s going to win. I don’t like that. I think at the end of the day money can’t buy you love. It’s still true I think that Jeb Bush does not have a clear and obvious and hungry and naturally ardent part of the base. And he’s got to get that. I think on Monday there’s two things he has to do, one he has to stop this sort of slump shouldered shrugging, slightly defeated look and stand up and look like a leader and talk like a leader and make your vibrant infectious for people. The other thing I think he’s got to get one or two issues for people identify with him that the base of the party likes as opposed to the two issues that identify that they don’t like Common Core and I think immigration.”

Driving home the point Noonan suggested Jeb’s new campaign staff should, “tell him to stand up straight feel joy in this go forward.”

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