Jeb Bush Suspends Campaign

Jeb Bush Suspends Campaign

Felecia Dattilo, Staff Writer

Republican presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, brother of former president George W. Bush and son of former president George H.W. Bush, announced Sunday, February 21, that he would be suspending his campaign for presidency in 2016. Bush’s announcement in South Carolina came after yet another disappointing loss for the candidate. Although appearing as a front-runner in 2015 when he launched his campaign, Jeb was not able to hold his political ground against other republican candidates, namely Donald Trump. Despite heavy campaigning by Bush’s family and supporters of the Bush name, the former senator has faced many disappointing results in states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. After all of these unsuccessful attempts at campaigning, Jeb Bush faced the fact that American voters are not looking to put another Bush into office.

Throughout his campaign, Jeb Bush’s main campaign rival was Donald Trump. The two spent many debates firing insults at each other, political and personal. Trump has mocked Bush’s family on multiple occasions and after an incident earlier this month where Trump mocked the legacy of Jeb’s famous brother, Jeb decided that he’s “sick and tired of him going after my family.” Trump has spent a large majority of his presidential campaign mocking other candidates, but he has always been especially vile to Jeb Bush. Bush is not the first to drop out of the 2016 race for the republican, and will likely not be the last. As voting day draws closer, Trump continues to gain ground, despite the opposition he faces from people on all sides. Jeb Bush’s suspension of his campaign is just one more indicator of cut-throat nature of this political race.