Strangely enough, Jeb! has decided Trump is not his biggest obstacle to the Republican nomination, but Kasich and Rubio are. First Chris Cillizza writes “How New Hampshire Turned into a Nightmare for Establishment Republicans”. Jeb!, Kasich, and Rubio spent a fortune in time and money in New Hampshire and Trump still got 35.3% of the vote. None of three GOPe came close to winning. So who does Bush go after? One might assume it would be the front runner but that would not be correct. Heading into SC, Jeb! is going ‘scorched earth’ on Kasich and Rubio! Bush claims,
“Governor Kasich has little to no chance in South Carolina, and does not have a national organization that can compete,” the memo says. “Kasich has consistently supported gutting the military and has no viable path in the Palmetto State.”
Then in the same campaign memo Bush goes after Marco Rubio,
Rubio has demonstrated no respect for the nomination process and expects this to be a coronation.”
Huh? What about Hillary, Trump and Bush himself, all of whom expected a coronation?! Then there’s this laughable line from the Bush campaign,
“Jeb also did well because he remains the only GOP candidate willing to take on Donald Trump and willing to stand up for conservative values.”
How sad that the GOPe has no one to carry their banner.