It really is kind of sad. Jeb Bush’s struggle to define himself as something other than the latest edition of a political dynasty becomes one of the unsung debacles of the richest clown in the car. Or, as Steve Benen of msnbc has chronicled:
• “Jeb Bush’s dubious new pitch: ‘I am my own man'” (18 February 2015)
• “Jeb Bush steps on his ‘own man’ message” (24 March 2015)
• “Jeb’s ‘I am my own man’ pitch takes another hit” (27 March 2015)
• “Jeb throws the ‘I am my own man’ pitch out the window” (1 April 2015)
This is what it comes to:
After Jeb Bush turned to his mother, father, and brother to help raise money for his super PAC, I joked last week that the Republican might have to turn to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Jeb’s son, for the next fundraising appeal. What I didn’t realize at the time was that it’s tough to joke about these guys.
Rachel noted on the show last night that George P. Bush did, in fact, write the latest fundraising pitch for his father’s Right to Rise PAC.
Image note:Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waits backstage before speaking at the Iowa Agriculture Summit, March 7, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)