Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush finds himself in the unenviable position of being the perceived frontrunner in the upcoming primaries. While one might think frontrunner status is a good thing, conservative media outlets who support more conservative candidates are out in force attacking Bush from a variety of angles.
For example, Real Clear Politcs is covering author Peter Schweitzer (“Clinton Cash”), highlighting his “investigation” into Jeb Bush, and quotes him as saying “we are in the middle of the investigation. I would tell you that if there was nothing there, we would have stopped the investigation”. Ok…
Breitbart has made a point of highlighting Bush’s stance on amnesty, an unpopular one among hard core conservatives, also covered by the Washington Times.
RedState,com just published an article called “Jeb Bush: worst of the worst for 2016” with the subtitle “New poll rates him worse than Hillary and Biden” to persuade its readers how Bush is not the choice of true conservatives.
And of course, Newsbusters.org has published the rants of liberal pundit Chris Matthews who laments that Bush agrees with his brother and father on some issues.
This is entirely expected at this point since if any of these attacks stick and he starts to fall, candidates more appealing to the far right will gain momentum. History supports this perspective, one would never have expected Bill Clinton to become President at the beginning of the Democratic primaries in 1992. Same with Ronald Reagan in 1980. In each case there were more wellknown candidates.
You can read the examples by clicking on the links below, but if you are a Jeb Bush supporter, you probably shouldn’t worry much at this point.
We at Punching Bag Post are rooting for Jeb because we think he will add entertainment value to the upcoming election season. While we sit back and watch the antics we would take this opportunity to include a quote from long ago.
“…It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how thestrong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat…”
Theodore Roosevelt in Paris, France, April 23, 1910