The first major victory in 2016 is complete: Jeb is out of the running.
Congratulations people for a hard fought race. It wasn’t easy. There was the presumptuous front-runner status. There was the endless fundraising campaign and the “Right to Rise” Pac — who could go wrong with that name?
Then there was the endless spending campaign for Jeb started right after his inevitable announcement. There were the celebrity endorsements, complete with family patriarchs with more pomp than a season of Dynasty.
I mean what could go wrong? Oh, you mean that little thing like no one wanted him? Like that ever mattered. It’s about the spending, stupid! That is to say the Citizens United case that made it all this possible. So we were told.
Turned out Citizens United was not the be all end all. Well, seems all that Right to Rise spending could not join Jeb with the White House. Wedding plans fell apart and invitations were rescinded. All the money in the world couldn’t put Jeb’s house back together again.
So what of the famous Right to Rise pac? Its illustrious leader was stymied. Mike Murphy may still be counting(or denying) his salary but the mission was a bust. Jeb suspended his campaign the night of the South Carolina defeat.
Scorched earth politics is an expensive proposition, and so is losing. Murphy denied leaked reports on his lucrative compensation package. Whatever it was, it did not pay off.
I suppose it depends on the definition of “our corner”.
Right to Rise to the gutter rose to the challenge.
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