Pass the popcorn this way, folks. They're going to start munching on their own, and in grand scale, too.
The cash-rich group aiding Jeb Bush’s White House run has filmed a provocative video casting his rival Marco Rubio as ultimately unelectable because of his hard-line stand against abortion.
That group, which has raised more than $100 million, has asked voters in New Hampshire how they feel about Mr. Rubio’s skipping important votes in the Senate.
And the group’s chief strategist has boasted of his willingness to spend as much as $20 million to damage Mr. Rubio’s reputation and halt his sudden ascent in the polls, according to three people told of the claim.
Seething with anger and alarmed over Mr. Rubio’s rise, aides to Mr. Bush, the former Florida governor, and his allies are privately threatening a wave of scathing attacks on his former protégé in the coming weeks, in a sign of just how anxious they have become about the state of Mr. Bush’s candidacy.
In trying to undercut Mr. Rubio as unaccomplished and unprepared, Mr. Bush is a flawed messenger. Over the years he has repeatedly, and sometimes lavishly, praised the younger lawmaker, often on camera.
Isn't it weird that Jeb Bush, of all people, is hitting Marco Rubio on abortion? Mr. Keep-Terri-Schiavo-Alive-No-Matter-What because life? By all means, go after Marco. There's a lot there to hit. But abortion?
Does Jeb Bush really think we're stupid enough in this country to think he would be any less extreme on the question of abortion? We've had two Bushes in the White House already, and Jeb is the most extreme of the three.
So by all means, go after Marco. But maybe there are other areas that at least appear to be a little more honest?
Then again, they're Republicans.