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Bush suspends campaign, bows out of 2016 race

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush suspended his once front-running campaign for the White House on Saturday, following a poor showing in the South Carolina primary.

    “I’m proud of the campaign that we have run to unify our country,” Bush said. “But the people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision. So tonight I am suspending my campaign.”

    Bush was mired in single digits in South Carolina returns and had failed to place in the top three in any of the early contests. Bush, the former Florida governor, entered the 2016 presidential race as an early favorite, but steadily fell in the polls, despite having had a couple strong debate performances in recent weeks.

    “The presidency is bigger than any one person,” Bush said during an emotional speech. “It is certainly bigger than any candidate.”

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    When was he a front-runner? I must have forgotten.
     
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    Before Trump entered the race.

    Most of the Bush supporters will now be backing Rubio.
     
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    Bye bye Jebby. I guess the people didn't like your pointless attacks on your fellow republican. You should have learned from Chrities mistakes. People don't like pointless bullying.
     
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    Bush is okay but his family has a hundred years of public service: Prescott Bush, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Jeb Bush.
     
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    Bout time he quit. America has had enough of the Bush family.

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  7. Revmitchell

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    yea all three of them.
     
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    America is funny about political dynasties. I think it was a part of the reason Hilary didn't get the nomination the last go-around.
     
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    You wish. Bush got 58,000 votes in South Carolina; Trump got 240,000; Rubio got 166,000.

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    As in all three of Bush's supporters.
     
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    I'm not so sure they will all go to Marco because there has been a lot of bad blood between those two that goes way back in their Florida days together. Just a guess, sixty percent or seventy of Bush's support will go to Rubio, with the remainder to Trump. Trump draws from all groups, he will be tougher to defeat for the nomination now more than ever.
     
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    I was thinking 66% to 75% of Bush's support goes to Rubio. I doubt even 5% will go to Trump. Trump will not get the "establishment" voters. He's maxed out his support. You can see this by the fact that every time there is an actual vote he gets less percent than his polling data shows.

    If/when Carson drops out Trump will benefit the most.

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    Carson hanging on might end up hurting trump the most. I think Cruz may have maxed out also. Rubio will probably overtake him moving forward.
     
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    I think Cruz does lie an awful lot for having such a Christian background.
     
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