Jeb Bush: 'It's Not About Performance. It's About Leadership' Listen · 3:00 3:00 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/453072602/453072603" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Jeb Bush stood under a "Jeb Can Fix It" sign during a campaign stop outside Geno's Chowder and Sandwich Shop in Portsmouth, N.H., on Thursday. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Krupa/AP Jeb Bush stood under a "Jeb Can Fix It" sign during a campaign stop outside Geno's Chowder and Sandwich Shop in Portsmouth, N.H., on Thursday. Charles Krupa/AP Jeb Bush went straight to New Hampshire after Wednesday night's Republican debate. That's where the former Florida governor needs a strong showing if he is to remain a contender for his party's nomination and where … [Read more...] about Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not About Performance. It’s About Leadership’
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that President Obama's "incompetent" early response to the Ebola virus created a sense of fear among the American public that "may not be justified." Bush, who's mulling a presidential bid in 2016, said the president should have been more "clear and concise" about the government's handling of the virus during an appearance at Vanderbilt University, according to the Associated Press. "It looked very incompetent to begin with, and that fueled fears that may not be justified," he said. "And now you have states that are legitimately acting on their concerns, creating a lot more confusion than is necessary." After a case of Ebola was diagnosed in New York City last week in a doctor who'd recently returned from West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak originated and continues to rage, several states, including New York and New Jersey, imposed a mandatory quarantine on all travelers to the U.S. from that region. The decision drew some pushback from the … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Jeb Bush pans Obama’s “incompetent” response to Ebola
An eagle-eyed interactive web developer at the New York Times noticed some unusual text in the source code (the computer commands that execute a program) of Jeb Bush's campaign website Monday: a summary of the "Die Hard" movie franchise. The text also included the line, "Also starring Severus Snape," a reference to the infamous Hogwarts professor from the "Harry Potter" series. He is not a character in "Die Hard." What was it doing there? Hard to say. Bowers wrote on the New York Times' website that it was probably a joke among the campaign's programmers and doesn't compromise the site's function. The extra text has since been taken down. Bush's team wouldn't be the first to include a hidden message in the source code. Bowers noted that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign site features lines of code that form her campaign logo: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican candidate, has a pitch to programmers who might want to join his team: Source code tends to be more of an … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Hidden surprise in code of Jeb Bush’s website
The super PAC Right to Rise has already raised more than $100 million to support former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Now, however, the group is turning to crowd-funding to generate some more cash and more buzz ahead of the February 7 New Hampshire primary. Specifically, Right to Rise is trying to raise $300,000 from small donors to air an ad in New Hampshire during the Super Bowl. Jeb Bush cancels TV ads to prioritize ground game "We need your help to run the first-ever political ad funded by everyday Americans during the 50th anniversary of the BIGGEST sports event of the year!" the group says on its crowd-funding website. The site notes that the Super Bowl takes place just two days before the New Hampshire primary, and it claims that 83 percent of the Granite State's GOP primary voters will be tuning in. There are suggested donation amounts on the site, ranging from $25 for a "super fan" to $10,000 for an "MVP." The MVP donors are promised an invitation to an … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC crowd funding for Super Bowl ad
Jeb Bush has spent the last week going back and forth on a question about the Iraq war, but on Thursday he sought to clear the air. "I would not have gone into Iraq," he said. The response comes after the former Florida governor had been asked Monday if - knowing what we know now - he would have invaded Iraq, as his brother did. He answered yes, which triggered wide criticism, forcing him to later say he had misunderstood the question. CBS News political director John Dickerson says although Bush struggled to find his voice on a predictable question, it may not be a major factor in Bush's likely run for the Republican nomination for president. "The good news for Jeb Bush is that these kinds of things stick around when your opponents use them to keep hammering you, well, Republican opponents are not going to be talking about the Iraq War in their contests," said Dickerson. Dickerson says Hillary Clinton is more exposed to criticism on the Iraq War than Jeb Bush is, because Clinton … [Read more...] about Will Jeb Bush’s handling of Iraq war questions hurt his chances?