Jeb Bush suffered through a series of humiliations that made up his campaign for president. He often reminded me of Wile E. Coyote devising elaborate contraptions with materials purchased through the Acme Corporation which always backfired.
The Bush Team tried every trick they could think of rather than bend to the political winds. His mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, implored voters to side with her son. George W. Bush joined him in South Carolina to battle his brother’s nemesis.
Voters deemed Jeb too old-school for a party surging toward a new identity.
“The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken and I really respect their decision,” said Bush, who grew emotional as he announced he would end his run for the White House.