Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Jeb Bush”

The Decline and Fall of Rubio

The idea that Rubio would succeed in his long-shot bid for the nomination was always a fantasy.

Posted March 6th, 2016

Jeb Bush’s Revenge

Bush reportedly has no plans to back Rubio.

Posted March 3rd, 2016

Christie’s Endorsement and the Failure to Stop Trump

Christie’s decision to endorse Trump was motivated by equal parts opportunism and spite.

Posted February 29th, 2016

Who Benefits from Bush’s Exit?

Rubio gains some support when his “establishment” rivals are eliminated from consideration, but so do the other candidates.

Posted February 22nd, 2016

South Carolina Results

Trump’s campaign so far is more successful than Romney’s in 2012.

Posted February 20th, 2016

The GOP Is Finally Debating Bush-Era Failures

Party and movement leaders have been committed to making excuses and rationalizations for Bush-era failures long after Bush left office.

Posted February 15th, 2016

Trump and the South Carolina Debate

Trump showed again that he won’t refrain from criticizing George W. Bush even when it may hurt him politically.

Posted February 15th, 2016

Trump Continues to Lead in South Carolina

If Trump is going to be stopped somewhere, it isn’t going to be in South Carolina.

Posted February 12th, 2016

The GOP Establishment’s Worst-Case Scenario Is Here

The GOP “establishment” was repudiated last night by almost half of the voters, and the best chance to slow down Trump’s progress towards the nomination was squandered.

Posted February 10th, 2016

New Hampshire Results

Leaders in both parties have been sternly rebuked, and they deserve to be.

Posted February 9th, 2016

What To Expect in New Hampshire

“Establishment” fratricide will continue, and Trump and Cruz stand to benefit.

Posted February 8th, 2016

The “Establishment” Candidates and Rubio’s Trust Deficit

His rivals see him as untrustworthy, and so they are understandably unwilling to entrust the fortunes of the party to him.

Posted February 8th, 2016

Rubio’s Bad Debate

The conceit that Rubio is the best candidate for the general election looks a lot less credible than it did before the debate.

Posted February 8th, 2016

The Awful State of Republican Foreign Policy Debate

The candidates seemed to be unanimously in favor of every bad idea mentioned.

Posted February 8th, 2016

The Continuing Woes of the “Establishment”

We shouldn’t discount the effect of personal animus and bitterness when thinking about what these candidates may do.

Posted February 4th, 2016

Rubio’s Bad “Gamble”

Like a mediocre team on the cusp of getting into a wild card game, the Rubio campaign is not in control of its own destiny.

Posted February 1st, 2016

The Seventh Republican Debate

Rubio had his worst debate last night when he could least afford it.

Posted January 29th, 2016