Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor is dejected with the toxic tone of this presidential race. He is currently trying to win the Republican vote to fight the 2016 presidential election. Jeb said recently that the current toxic tone was demonizing people. “This isn’t something I signed up for in this campaign”.
“If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it. I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that”, he further added.
Bush made the remarks at a town hall in South Carolina. He seemed fired up about taking on the person who has overshadowed him during the campaign, businessman Donald Trump. The real estate mogul has been repeatedly attacking him including for the 9/11 attack that happened during the presidency of his brother George Bush.
Much to the frustration of Jeb, Trump is leading most Republican polls so far.
Jeb’s campaign is already in trouble, as he had to slash salaries and cut campaign staff. Critics are saying that his campaign operation was too big to start with, as he had geared towards the general election from the start, believing that it would be easy to win the Republican vote.
The rise of Trump in the Republican contest has confounded Bush, his family, and his supporters. To many, this was totally unexpected.
Many Americans are liking Trump’s offensive style and direct approach. Perhaps this is why Jeb went on the offensive himself a little later. He tore into Donald Trump repeatedly and roused the crowd to their feet on answers about the military and foreign policy. This was one of his strongest campaign performances to date.
The reception was certainly enthusiastic.
However speaking to reporters later, he brushed aside Trump, saying, “I’m past Donald Trump”.