Jeb Bush feels 'much better' at the back of the pack

Wow.  I have to hand it to Jeb Bush.  He really knows how to make the most of hovering around 4% in the polls.  Breitbart reports on part of this weekend’s interview on Face the Nation, where the man who would be king had this to say on his current lot in primary life.

Host John Dickerson: Six months ago, people thought you were the front-runner–

Bush: I hated that.

Dickerson: You hated being the front-runner?

Bush: I feel much better back here.

Dickerson: Why did you hate being the front-runner?

Bush: Well because I’ve always thought that there was going to be a high expectation for me, and I totally get it … because I have brother that was president, a father that was president. That higher expectation was important to realize. And so being a front-runner made me feel like the people are going to begin to say, “Your guy is just dancing like through this.” I have to go earn it. I have higher expectations on me than people have on me. So it doesn’t bother me a bit that the expectations are higher. I want to win which mean that you garner momentum when it matters. So, I feel good about where we are right now.

Again: Wow.

To recap: Jeb Bush is more comfortable at the back of the pack.  (Leadership quality...not!)  He abhors the idea of breezing through the primaries.  (I’m calling it: lie.  If he could have he would have loved to have breezed through to his coronation.)  He’s uncomfortable with high expectations, but it doesn’t bother him if people have high expectations of him.  (Say what?)  He’s a-okay with where he is because he’s counting on gaining momentum when it counts.  (Please, Lord, make it be never.)

Okay, but to be fair (because, you know, “fairness” is very much in vogue), perhaps Bush is holding tight, ever the patient and clever strategist, waiting to pick up support from Graham, Pataki, Santorum, and all the rest of the zero-percenters when they bow out (sarc off).

Wow.  I have to hand it to Jeb Bush.  He really knows how to make the most of hovering around 4% in the polls.  Breitbart reports on part of this weekend’s interview on Face the Nation, where the man who would be king had this to say on his current lot in primary life.

Host John Dickerson: Six months ago, people thought you were the front-runner–

Bush: I hated that.

Dickerson: You hated being the front-runner?

Bush: I feel much better back here.

Dickerson: Why did you hate being the front-runner?

Bush: Well because I’ve always thought that there was going to be a high expectation for me, and I totally get it … because I have brother that was president, a father that was president. That higher expectation was important to realize. And so being a front-runner made me feel like the people are going to begin to say, “Your guy is just dancing like through this.” I have to go earn it. I have higher expectations on me than people have on me. So it doesn’t bother me a bit that the expectations are higher. I want to win which mean that you garner momentum when it matters. So, I feel good about where we are right now.

Again: Wow.

To recap: Jeb Bush is more comfortable at the back of the pack.  (Leadership quality...not!)  He abhors the idea of breezing through the primaries.  (I’m calling it: lie.  If he could have he would have loved to have breezed through to his coronation.)  He’s uncomfortable with high expectations, but it doesn’t bother him if people have high expectations of him.  (Say what?)  He’s a-okay with where he is because he’s counting on gaining momentum when it counts.  (Please, Lord, make it be never.)

Okay, but to be fair (because, you know, “fairness” is very much in vogue), perhaps Bush is holding tight, ever the patient and clever strategist, waiting to pick up support from Graham, Pataki, Santorum, and all the rest of the zero-percenters when they bow out (sarc off).