Jeb Bush announced he’s dropping out of the presidential race. His fourth-place finish in South Carolina primaries prompted him to suspend his campaign in the GOP presidential race, Mediate reports.
The former Florida governor told his supporters that he was ready to conclude his campaign as a Republican presidential contender.
“The people of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision,” Bush told crowds in South Carolina on Saturday night. “So tonight, I am suspending my campaign.”
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Jeb Bush had pinned his hopes on a better outcome in the state after his mother, Barbara Bush, and brother, former President George W. Bush, came out urging people to vote for him. Unfortunately, the showing wasn’t strong enough in the end and Donald Trump came out on top again.
Bush added in his announcement that the American people must vote for a candidate who is a servant of the people, “not the master” of them. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the former governor was talking about Trump. Bush had been the subject of many inane comments Trump made about his fellow candidate … such as he had low energy.
Jeb continued that we need a “strong conservative leadership.”
NPR writes that Jeb Bush’s “positions in favor of overhauling immigration laws and educational standards put him out of step with an increasingly conservative Republican electorate that was hungry for an outsider, not the ultimate insider.”
Are you surprised that Jeb Bush dropped out of the presidential race?