The one-time GOP frontrunner proved at just about every turn to be the wrong fit for the 2016 Republican electorate.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) suspended his campaign after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, ending a dismal presidential campaign that was built to “shock and awe” his opponents but barely made them flinch.
Bush, 63, entered the 2016 race as the presumed favorite for the Republican nomination last summer with a $103 million head start, thanks to his record-shattering fundraising spree during the first half of 2015.
His fall from frontrunner to afterthought has been as steady as it has been dramatic. His establishment pedigree and famous last name ultimately proved detrimental to his bid, as rank-and-file GOP primary voters in the mood for a much different kind of presidential standard-bearer could not find much to like about one whose father and brother both previously called the White House home.
Still, as recently as last Wednesday morning, the Bush campaign had reason to believe that things might have turned out differently here.
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Source: The Huffington Post