And Now The Cracks in the GOP Establishment Begin

Jeb looking up to see Donald Trump's poll numbers

Jeb having to look up to see Donald Trump’s poll numbers

First they hemorrhage credibility, then their own base deserts them, and finally the ‘money men’ go, and then you win.

The writings and teachings of D.B. Cooper, Vol. 1

Jeb Bush’s top fundraisers begin to abandon ship.

“Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, which to date has raised significantly more than his Republican rivals’, is encountering difficulties maintaining its torrid pace as Mr. Bush slips in the polls and top party donors continue to withhold their commitments.

A finance aide for Mr. Bush sent an email to contributors Friday with an invitation to a breakfast fund-raiser in Washington next month with a pointed plea that the former Florida governor’s supporters find new donors.

“Please note – this is new money only,” wrote Sarah Corsaro, the staff member, using bold for emphasis. She said, “We are utilizing this event to drive in new funds” for the next quarterly fund-raising disclosure.

The email suggests that, in his initial push to raise money after announcing his candidacy in June, Mr. Bush maximized his support among backers in the Washington area capable of giving the $2,700 legally allowed, and the campaign is now eager to add wealthy donors who have previously not contributed to his campaign.”

  • BillyHW

    Jeb Bush has got to go.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      He’ll be gone soon enough!

  • Doug Kursk

    When the GOP base “desserts” you, look out.

    No one said it would be a cakewalk, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      You have never been “desserted”?
      Damn iPad spellcheck!

      • Doug Kursk

        Heh heh…my terrible 2 once threw a tart at me…close enough! 😉

        • Justin St.Denis

          I was raspberry-jammed right in the kisser by my eldest boy at his 3rd birthday party. It’s among my favorite videos. 😉

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Another sure thing mugged by reality.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    This has got to underline a fundamental difference between Trump and Bush.
    Bush has got money.
    Trump has money.
    Bush is begging for more money.
    Trump isn’t.

  • Dana Garcia

    Two people were expecting a coronation because of their lineage, and it’s not happening. The voters plain don’t want the same old.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I’ve been offended for years by the prospect of a dual dynasty.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Jeb always was a bit of a joke as a potential president. First off, he oafish. Next, few accomplishments. After that, the fact that those few accomplishments were only due to the fact the Jeb’s family placed him in circumstances where he had to succeed occasionally. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. That’s Jeb.

    • mauser 98

      i don’t like him but disagree he has few accomplishments
      he did have involvement with Silverado Savings & Loans scam along with Neil
      his amnesty statements are what sunk him

  • pike bishop

    IMO most of the informed electorate of NA reject hereditary politicians.