Written by Red Dawn (Chicks on the Right)
So Jeb Bush spoke yesterday, and it wasn’t what it was made out to be.
I have to admit, it probably wasn’t easy for Jeb Bush to speak at CPAC. Let’s just say, he’s not everyone’s favorite person around here. Honestly, I’ve only seen a handful of people with Bush stickers on their shirts, and when Hannity asked the CPAC crowd if they wanted Bush as their nominee, the room filled with boos. But if it’s any consolation for Bush, they booed for Chris Christie, too.
Before Bush came in, a young man sat next to me and asked if I was a Jeb Bush “fan.” I told him I wasn’t, and he said, “Oh good. I might boo and didn’t want to offend anyone close by.”
A few minutes later, another guy wearing a Jeb Bush sticker walked by and the guy sitting next to me teased him saying, “Hey, who’s Jeb?” The other guy turned around, rolled his eyes and muttered, “Wise ass.”
So yeah. That’s kind of the “Jeb Bush climate” around here.
Before he came up to speak, I heard rumors that some were planning to walk out upon his arrival. When the time came, some people did walk out, but it wasn’t anything really extreme. I was actually kind of disappointed.
But to be fair, the protestors followed a man named William Temple, who is known at conservative conferences for dressing as a patriot and carrying the Gadsden flag. So that made it a bit more fascinating.
“Jeb Bush is an establishment kind of man,” Temple said. “We fought the Brits—they’re our friends now—but we fought the Brits so we wouldn’t have a monarchy. Now, in Washington, we have an establishment royalty.”
Anyway, I stayed for the majority of Bush’s appearance. It was different than the others, because he didn’t actually give a full on speech like the other candidate hopefuls. I think that was strategic. He instead engaged in a Q&A with Hannity.
But this is the thing I found the most interesting. Remember how I previously mentioned that there were like, no Bush supporters here? Suddenly, 10 minutes before his Q&A with Hannity, the room began to fill with supporters. In the moment, I couldn’t figure out where they came from. I later found out that Bush’s “Right to Rise” PAC actually brought over supporters from D.C. a few miles away.
So now, the mainstream media is likely going to go crazy saying, “Hey look! The CPAC crowd actually liked Bush! There were lots of cheers during his remarks!”
I’m here to tell you no. That’s 100 percent media manipulation. Those people were bussed in, but don’t forget to hear about that from the mainstream media.
Maybe he’s your guy. Maybe he’s not. All I’m saying is, don’t let the mainstream media pick your candidates for you.