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Herman Cain to Jeb Bush: Don’t Compare Your Terrible Campaign to Mine

Jeb! Bush has downplayed his sagging poll numbers by comparing himself to Herman Cain, which is puzzling because Herman Cain lost.

In any event, Cain has heard these comparisons and he's not exactly thrilled.

Cain has taken a huge shit on Jeb! at his own website.

[Jeb] has more political money behind him than any candidate in this race with the possible exception of Hillary Clinton. And how is he doing in the polls? The current Real Clear Politics average shows him in fifth place at 5.5 percent.

If you want to say I had a “fall,” go ahead, I guess. You can’t fall when you’ve never gotten any higher than the floor in the first place, and that’s the state of the Jeb Bush campaign. A guy with his name, his money and the team behind him should be one of the top-tier contenders, and he should certainly not be letting Donald Trump wipe the floor with him if Trump is as unserious and unqualified as Bush would have you believe. [...]

At least I was once winning. Jeb Bush has been doing nothing but losing throughout this entire campaign. His problem is him.

This is the best thing since "9-9-9."

Cain isn't wrong about Jeb. As I've said before, I cannot see a path to victory for the second son of Bush. Even if he were to begin foaming at the mouth tomorrow, no one in the Republican base would taken him seriously.

Current polling suggests the Ben Carson and Hermain Cain campaigns would be a more apt comparison. Both men experienced meteoric gains in the polls before crashing back down. Jeb has yet to experience such gains.

Never forget.