Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is executing what some have termed his Hail Mary pass with the launch of his “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign. Bush himself has termed it a relaunching, but it seems that internet trolls might have other plans about his new “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign, and none of those plans involve full support of the struggling Republican presidential hopeful. It would seem that internet trolls are hoping that Bush’s campaign might be the one thing Jeb can’t fix.
Jeb Can Fix It actually refers to the 2000 election in Florida.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 2, 2015
"Jeb Can Fix It" ~ uh huh…this picture comes to mind: pic.twitter.com/nbViixJQBC
— John Gort (@JohnGort) October 29, 2015
What certainly is not helping in the “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign is the candidate’s name. Jeb Bush is actually the candidate’s monogram. John Ellis Bush is actually Jeb Bush’s birth name, and it is terribly unfortunate that he continued to insist on using what has been a family nickname for years. According to Salon, Bush has returned to Florida to relaunch what many have perceived as a flailing campaign, particularly after what was deemed a dismal performance at the last debate.
Bush also invoked a former president’s memory when he was launching the “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign today at the Tampa Garden Club in Florida.
“If Lincoln were alive today, imagine the foolishness he would have to suffer. Advisers telling him to shave his beard. Cable pundits telling him to lose the top hat,” Bush said.
The relaunch of the campaign coincides with the release of Bush’s 730-page eBook Reply All. The tome is a detailed collection of his emails between 1999 and 2007 when he was governor of Florida. Bush was known for his prolific emailing of constituents during his governorship.
Of course, the launch of the “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign was resoundingly derided by another presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.
Jeb's new slogan – "Jeb can fix it". I never thought of Jeb as a crook! Stupid message, the word "fix" is not a good one to use in politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2015
The jokes about the “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign did not stop there. Images of Disney’s Handy Manny, Fix-It Felix from Wreck-It Ralph, and Bob the Builder flooded Twitter, and suggestions were popping up that perhaps Bush should have fired the advisor that proposed the “Jeb Can Fix It” slogan, according to Observer.
The second oldest son of George H.W. Bush’s family — George W. Bush is the oldest — has not experienced the same political success as his big brother. Currently, he is lagging third in his home state behind Donald Trump, who has a comfortable lead at 27 percent support, and Marco Rubio, who has 16 percent support. Jeb Bush, however, has confidence in the “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign, even despite the internet trolls who are set to completely derail his presidential bid.
“Our story is about action. Doing, not just talking. Listening, not just lecturing,” he said, according to ABC News.
Jeb Bush is also trying to use the same sort of positive messaging that his older brother used in his 2000 campaign. However, the notion of the “compassionate conservative” may not have much weight in 2016, as disparaging comments still bounce around social media about George W. Bush’s tenure as president.
Jeb Can Fix It- Why the GOP must come to terms with George W. Bush's disastrous presidency https://t.co/236Yrtu7AA
— PoliticQues (@politicques) November 2, 2015
Regardless of what the “Jeb Can Fix It” campaign is setting out to fix — and that issue is still somewhat muddy — there are jokes aplenty, and it would appear unlikely that “Jeb Can Fix It” will gain much traction in the coming weeks. Jeb Bush’s campaign has been one that has lagged in fundraising donations and support. For the moment, Jeb Bush seems determined that “Jeb Can Fix It” will help revitalize a campaign that has truly struggled almost since it launched some time ago. However, it may be that Jeb Bush’s days as a presidential hopeful are numbered, thereby putting an end to what might have been a dynasty of sorts.
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