Jeb Bush’s Presidential Failure
On June 15, 2015, former Florida governor Jeb Bush formally announced his intention to run for president.
What is intriguing about Bush’s failure in vying for the Republican presidential bid is that for years, it was assumed that Bush would run for president and that when he did, he would surely be “a strong presidential contender.” However, the reality is that not only was Bush not a strong contender; according to RealClearPolitics’ pollsof the contenders for the Republican nomination, Bush never secured a solid lead.
Moreover, even as his candidacy was formally announced, the Bush campaign was already showing signs that Bush would not be the frontrunner that many believed he would be.
For example, according to CNN’s Peter Hanby and Chris Moody, Bush was already facing a decent rivalry as he entered the race– even from Democratic hopeful, Hillary Clinton:
But for all his name recognition, Bush isn’t entering the race as a clear front-runner. A national CNN/ORC Poll released earlier this month found him virtually tied at the top of the field with Sen. Marco Rubio, a fellow Floridian. Behind them, 10% of those polled said they planned to support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.When matched against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bush trails 51%Jeb Bush’s Presidential Failure | deutsch29: