February 13, 2015

HELPING POSITION HIM FOR THE GENERAL:

The war on Jeb Bush : His fast start has reordered the Republican 2016 race, and put a bull's-eye on his back. (ALEX ISENSTADT, 2/12/15, Politico)

Money is one reason opposing camps are targeting. Bush, they acknowledge, has been gaining steam in the fundraising sweepstakes, a critical component in the early primary campaign. His strength, they say, has only increased in the weeks since Mitt Romney's exit, which freed up a pot of establishment cash to flow his way.

"The attacks are in large part driven by a desire to stop any momentum and put a question in the minds of donors," said one Paul ally.

Paul's campaign also sees an opportunity to brand Bush as a moderate -- a theme it intends to hammer home in the months to come.

One of the things that hurt W was that he had to defeat a moderate (Maverick).  Jeb gets to thump fringe guys like Paul, making him more appealing to the middle.

Posted by at February 13, 2015 4:41 PM
  

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