Jeb Bush keeps promise to lose the primary in order to win the general election

3 Nov

TALLAHASSEE, Florida—appearing under a banner reading “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” Jeb Bush today announced proudly that he was on track to fulfil his campaign pledge of losing the primary in order to win the general election.

“I’ve been rock-steady on this since day one,” said Bush. “We need to be willing to stay in the political center and lose the primary in order to win swing voters during the general election. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

Bush went on to hold up a large chart showing his to-do list during the primary. “Lose the debates–check. Fall behind in the polls–check. Lose donors and endorsements–underway,” he said. “Now we’re working on these right here,” he added, pointing to two bullet points labelled “Lose in Iowa and New Hampshire” and “Drop out of race.”

Although he was careful not to appear smug, it was obvious to the crowd that Bush was feeling pretty pleased with progress to date. “We just need to get to the convention without enough delegates for the nomination, and then we’re all set for victory in the general election,” he explained.

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A promise not to make the same mistake as John McCain and Mitt Romney

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4 Responses to “Jeb Bush keeps promise to lose the primary in order to win the general election”

  1. List of X November 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    I think he could actually win the presidency without winning the election. Remember how the Supreme Court made the 2000 election happen for his brother? Yeah.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. PiedType November 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    I agree with List of X. It’s a plan perfected and proven by brother W.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Corporate Life November 4, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    So, fast forwarding some 12 months, are we going to witness all the 20 (sorry if my count is up-to-date) currently-Republican candidates on the Presidential ballot as ‘independents’ – cutting down more trees to print the king-sized ballot paper?

    Liked by 1 person

    • twissblog November 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

      It’s Jeb winning with 6% of the vote.

      Like

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