Jeb Bush 'subjects' himself to questioning

Mark Halperin caught up with Jeb! Bush at the Iowa State Fair.

Halperin: Governor, getting elected one vote at a time. Is that a challenge?

Bush: With 330 million people, it’s a challenge, for sure. But this is how you win in Iowa.

Halperin: (inaudible) people one on one. (inaudible) retail politics, huh -- 

Bush: You don’t want to lob it in. You gotta be here. You can’t helicopter in and leave (eye roll). You gotta be all in, subject yourself to people’s questions, and this is, look. New Hampshire’s similar. Nevada’s similar, I’m learning! You know, people really wanna know where you stand. There’s a lot of yearning for change and you can’t just give it to ‘em with a thirty second ad. (emphasis added)

 

So Bush (who looked worn out, disconnected, and almost burdened) felt he needed to “subject” himself to people’s questions. I don’t know about you, but when someone subjects himself or herself to something, the connotation is not positive. It is as if acting against one’s true wishes – something not done willingly, and certainly not enthusiastically.

Then, this man who is running for President of the United States, appeared genuinely surprised that people wanted to know where presidential candidates stand on the issues.

Was he kidding?

The cherry on the sundae came when he (with an almost rueful tone) said, “you can’t just give it to ‘em with a thirty second ad.”

Oh, if only he could “give it to ‘em” (“’em” would be us) with an ad and be done with it. Boy that would make things easier. He wouldn’t have to show up, deal with the sweltering Iowa summer heat, and interact with folks. (Ahem, ’em).

So, yes, Gov. Bush. We want to know where candidates stand on the issues. And that includes you. But please, governor (and anyone running for office), we’re not interested in a bunch of empty words.

We’ve had it.

We’re ticked off.

We’ve been burned multiple times.

And we’re not “yearning for change.” We’re yearning for truth.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop

Mark Halperin caught up with Jeb! Bush at the Iowa State Fair.

Halperin: Governor, getting elected one vote at a time. Is that a challenge?

Bush: With 330 million people, it’s a challenge, for sure. But this is how you win in Iowa.

Halperin: (inaudible) people one on one. (inaudible) retail politics, huh -- 

Bush: You don’t want to lob it in. You gotta be here. You can’t helicopter in and leave (eye roll). You gotta be all in, subject yourself to people’s questions, and this is, look. New Hampshire’s similar. Nevada’s similar, I’m learning! You know, people really wanna know where you stand. There’s a lot of yearning for change and you can’t just give it to ‘em with a thirty second ad. (emphasis added)

 

So Bush (who looked worn out, disconnected, and almost burdened) felt he needed to “subject” himself to people’s questions. I don’t know about you, but when someone subjects himself or herself to something, the connotation is not positive. It is as if acting against one’s true wishes – something not done willingly, and certainly not enthusiastically.

Then, this man who is running for President of the United States, appeared genuinely surprised that people wanted to know where presidential candidates stand on the issues.

Was he kidding?

The cherry on the sundae came when he (with an almost rueful tone) said, “you can’t just give it to ‘em with a thirty second ad.”

Oh, if only he could “give it to ‘em” (“’em” would be us) with an ad and be done with it. Boy that would make things easier. He wouldn’t have to show up, deal with the sweltering Iowa summer heat, and interact with folks. (Ahem, ’em).

So, yes, Gov. Bush. We want to know where candidates stand on the issues. And that includes you. But please, governor (and anyone running for office), we’re not interested in a bunch of empty words.

We’ve had it.

We’re ticked off.

We’ve been burned multiple times.

And we’re not “yearning for change.” We’re yearning for truth.

Hat tip: The Right Scoop