Okay so I saw that tweet yesterday, and my first response was "bullshit."Wall Street source tells me top Jebber calling donors: He will drop out unless he finishes "strong third" in South Carolina.— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 18, 2016
I mean there is no way that Jeb, with his name recognition and so much money at his disposal, is not going to stay in for the long haul.
But then this courtesy of Politico:
A top Jeb Bush adviser on Friday morning repeatedly dodged the question of whether the former Florida governor will stay in the presidential race if he disappoints in South Carolina, instead saying the campaign is laser focused on Saturday's primary.
So look I get it, being Jeb Bush right now must suck balls.
I mean everyday he must wake up and say, "Dammit! It's not a dream, I really am being crushed by Donald Trump."
And that would be enough to grind down anybody's will, not only to campaign, but just to go on living even.
But if Bush does indeed drop out after Saturday, that is going to cause the kind of after shocks throughout the GOP the likes of which I don't think we have seen in decades.
And it really will be down the rabbit hole for the entire 2016 race. Assuming we have not been down that hole this entire time of course.