Election 2016 Jeb Bush

Please Clap for Jeb! Please. Before He Cries.

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

As much as I enjoy laughing at him, I'm beginning to think someone really should put the Jeb! campaign out of its misery.

Jeb delivered a "fiery" speech in New Hampshire yesterday where the crowd forgot to clap for him.

Speaking to a crowd at the Hanover Inn near the Vermont border during his final stop of the day, Mr. Bush finished a fiery riff about protecting the country as commander in chief — “I won’t be out here blowharding, talking a big game without backing it up,” he said — and was met with total silence.

“Please clap,” he said, sounding defeated.

The crowd laughed — and then, finally, clapped.

Holy Christ.

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  • Aynwrong

    I never thought I would say this but not only is it possible that Jeb! isn’t the smart one but he is also lacking any of his brother’s charisma.

    Yes. That is a sentence that I just wrote. Dear God!

  • fry1laurie

    Clap for Jeb(?). Then give him penicillin after.

  • Victor the Crab

    I’d feel sorry for him if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s a Bush.

  • I cringed so hard my face wanted to turn inside out. That was painful.

  • muselet

    Jeb! Bush wants to be President. Jeb! Bush doesn’t want to run for President.

    His supporters, if that be the right word, don’t seem to want him to run for President, either. A red-meat applause line and … silence? Wow.

    I’m with you, Ashby. Jeb! Bush’s campaign is overdue for that soft knock on the head. Letting it continue to suffer like this is just cruel.

    –alopecia

  • gescove

    Truly a pathetic candidate. Perhaps voters have listened to his brother: “Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

    • Badgerite

      Jeb! campaign is like a walk down memory lane. All the worst hits of GW’s tenure can’t help but come to mind.