October 24, 2015
This is a weird move. Instead of just dropping out completely upon realizing that America hates him, Jeb is going to continue campaigning on a smaller budget.
Jeb Bush, once a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is slashing pay across the board for his struggling campaign as he attempts to regain traction just 100 days before the party’s first nominating contest.
The campaign is removing some senior staff from the payroll, parting ways with some consultants, and downsizing its Miami headquarters to save more than $1 million per month and cut payroll by 40 percent this week, according to Bush campaign officials who requested anonymity to speak about internal changes. Senior leadership positions remain unchanged.
The campaign is also cutting back 45 percent of its budget, except for dollars earmarked for TV advertising and spending for voter contacts, such as phone calls and mailers. Some senior-level staff and consultants will continue to work with the campaign on a volunteer basis, while other junior-level consultants, primarily in finance but including other areas, will be let go, the officials said. The officials declined to say who would be removed from the payroll or provide an exact dollar figure for the savings.
Maybe this makes sense? I suppose the widespread hatred of Jeb is mostly based on things he says and does. Maybe if he has less exposure, people will like him more? I guess that’s the thinking?
He blames Trump, of course. The man who crushed his dreams.
While recent tangles with Donald Trump have energized the campaign, Bush’s senior team recognized a more fundamental set of changes was required that didn’t involve dealing directly with the party’s surprising—and surprisingly durable—front-runner.
“The circumstances when we started the election were different,” Bush told Pat Robertson in an interview at Regent University hours after news of the shakeup broke. “I have not met a person that thought that Donald Trump would be the front running candidate at this point. God bless him for his success in that regard, we’ll see how long that lasts. But you have to adapt.” He said his new “lean and mean” campaign will allow him to do that. “Every dollar we can save in overhead is a dollar that goes on television, goes on radio, goes on media, goes on voter outreach,” Bush added.
Honestly, I’m surprised the establishment hasn’t forced him out and backed Carson already. Because if they don’t get it together very quickly, they are going to end up getting railroaded by the Trump Train.
The media is presently claiming that the Magic Negro is out-polling Trump in Iowa, which I find hard to believe. But even if it is true, it won’t matter in the long-run, as 1 vs 1 Trump would beat this colored man who left a sponge in a person’s brain.
Trump still has a strong lead nationally.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2015
But the establishment has no option but to push Carson. Bush has totally sunk himself with these claims that exploding buildings are safe, no one even knows who Marco Rubio is – there is no option but the Black guy.
The GOP was planning on losing on purpose anyway.