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Tesfaye writes: "Jeb Bush's campaign finds itself in such deep trouble that the former Florida governor and erstwhile frontrunner just announced that he was cutting the size of his campaign staff at his Miami headquarters by half and slashing the pay of his remaining staff by 40 percent in a last ditch attempt to save his flailing campaign."

Jeb Bush. (photo: Getty Images)
Jeb Bush. (photo: Getty Images)


Jeb's Complete Campaign Meltdown: Bush Forced to Cut Half His Staff Amid Donor Woes

By Sophia Tesfaye, Salon

24 October 15

 

So much for job creator. Surviving staffers' paychecks are slashed by 40 percent

eb Bush’s campaign finds itself in such deep trouble that the former Florida governor and erstwhile frontrunner just announced that he was cutting the size of his campaign staff at his Miami headquarters by half and slashing the pay of his remaining staff by 40 percent in a last ditch attempt to save his flailing campaign.

Bloomberg first reported on the news, confirming days of speculation about an impending, drastic shift. Bush announced last week that his third-quarter fund-raising was $13.4 million with $10 million on hand and he’s seen no positive shift in his lagging polling.

In what Politico described as a “a wholesale restructuring” of his struggling campaign, Jeb is firing some senior campaign staffers, doing away with a number of consultants and slashing his remaining’s staff salaries by 40 percent in an effort to safe $1 million dollars a month by cutting his total campaign spending by 45 percent (TV ads and mailers excluded).

“We are making changes today to ensure Jeb is best positioned to win the nomination and general election,” campaign spokesperson Kristy Campbell told the Washington Post. In a memo that went out to staffers, Jeb’s campaign explained that they “are unapologetic about adjusting our game plan to meet the evolving dynamics of this race to ensure that outcome.”

But as Politico points out, Jeb’s move really comes at the behest of worried donors. “[A]fter last week’s FEC report, donors demanded major changes, not just belt-tightening around the margins.”

Luckily, it’s not all bad for Jeb HQ staffers in Miami. According to at least one report, the campaign has offered fired staffers new positions in the early voting states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina — granted, for a lot less pay.

Jeb’s announced job cuts have already pleased at least one donor. “I particularly appreciate that this strategy shift was quick, strategic and bold. As a donor, I am thrilled to see the campaign focus the lion’s share of resources on voter contact and this will redirect energy to early states,” one Jeb bundler told Reuters.

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+22 # guomashi 2015-10-24 09:54
“I particularly appreciate that this strategy shift was quick, strategic and bold."

---and there you have it. Firing people is the donors' wet dream. Does anyone think the rest of the country will fare any better under the purchased presidency of yet one more weed?
 
 
+17 # pagrad 2015-10-24 10:19
Not only that, but…

Prescott Bush funded Adolf Hitler in the 1930s and well into the 1940s.

http://www.rense.com/general40/bushfamilyfundedhitler.htm

When a Republican Political Candidate gains office, they reduce funding to education, because a poor education produces ‘cheap Labor’ and a gullible political base.

Republican Political Party philosophy has been a failure for the last 100 years. Google it! The major economic depressions happened during GOP administrations . (1873, 1929, 2007)

No Republican Political Party candidate ever understood Economics.
If they did, they would not be Republican! They do not understand American History, either.

"The Republican Political Party philosophy has the power to cloud Americans minds. Most countries have outlawed the Nazi Party. In America, they have renamed it; the Republican Political Party.
 
 
+6 # Joe Bob 2015-10-24 19:59
It's amazing that the Bush Traitor Family can even be in politics, much less excused for all the disasters associated with it.
Traitors belong in Prison. Let's put them there rather than in office.
 
 
+13 # Saberoff 2015-10-24 10:39
After W the political brand Bush should, probably is, history forevermore (thank gawd!).

No one could survive W's reign of BS.

Jeb! allowed to enter the race in the first place, probably just to honor the pater fascist familias (true, still living?, evil-old-bastard).

Ah, the glory!
 
 
+9 # harleysch 2015-10-24 12:39
Memo to the Bushes:

You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool more than 6% of Republican voters this time! Even the Republicans won't have you.

Time to go back to Kennebunkport -- and take George P. Bush with you!
 
 
+12 # bbaldwin2001 2015-10-24 11:36
I totally agree with all of these statements. The idea of another Bush in the White House is scary. George Bush II was illegally elected after the snafu in Florida. It has been said that Jeb Bush was told to throw away ballots, thus giving his brother the majority vote. I have always said, I hope this is not true.. but now I see that it very well could be true. So Bush II ruled for 8 years under questionable circumstances.
 
 
+18 # reiverpacific 2015-10-24 11:51
Quoting bbaldwin2001:
I totally agree with all of these statements. The idea of another Bush in the White House is scary. George Bush II was illegally elected after the snafu in Florida. It has been said that Jeb Bush was told to throw away ballots, thus giving his brother the majority vote. I have always said, I hope this is not true.. but now I see that it very well could be true. So Bush II ruled for 8 years under questionable circumstances.

"Questionable"???
You're being too-too kind to the illegally-wroug ht and disastrously run worst administration in recent US history, both times stolen and really headed by Torquemada Cheney, of which this country will be feeling the detritus for a long time to come -as well as the devastation of two countries by needless wars based on lies and the collapse of the US and much of the world's economy.
They should ALL be stuck in Abu Grahib for the rest of their miserable lives.
 
 
+4 # bbaldwin2001 2015-10-24 13:57
I totally agree with you... I just did not want to write anything I was not sure was true. I think poor Jeb is being used by Cheney and other notorious persons of the Bush I and II Presidency. I like your comment about sticking them in Abu Grahib. That would be the kind
:-) thing to do.
 
 
+6 # reiverpacific 2015-10-24 14:22
Quoting bbaldwin2001:
I totally agree with you... I just did not want to write anything I was not sure was true. I think poor Jeb is being used by Cheney and other notorious persons of the Bush I and II Presidency. I like your comment about sticking them in Abu Grahib. That would be the kind
:-) thing to do.


There's plenty of proof; enough that it would take very little research on line and elsewhere. As a rule, I like to provide plenty of reference and backup but very little effort would provide you with the same.
Anyhoo, we move on, hopefully without Bush the Turd in the picture.
 
 
+7 # bmiluski 2015-10-24 11:39
Right now, Ben Carson is the front runner. He over took Trump last week in Iowa. Please, please, please let him win the nomination. Because if he does, he will provide so much copy. (If you've ever heard him speak you'll know what I mean.)
 
 
+8 # jwb110 2015-10-24 14:02
I wonder if Jeb has ever considered that he is just plain unelectable. I always thought he might be smarter than his brother. He has since proved otherwise.
 
 
+4 # Vegan_Girl 2015-10-24 14:27
First: I don't understand. Aren't the Bushes billionaires? Why would money be a problem for them. Trump never shuts up how rich he is but the Bushes are much richer, aren't they?

Second: Could this be a signal that the Republican base is finally rejecting trickle-down economics?
 
 
+6 # BluePill 2015-10-24 18:38
They are billionaires. But don't expect them to use their own money to further their evil, greedy and selfish interests! Isn't that how the very wealthy keep their money? Spend someone else's? That's one reason why trickle down theory is BS.
 
 
+6 # Vegan_Girl 2015-10-24 18:56
Hmmm. The Kochs are spending a lot. Trump is spending a lot. Maybe they think (rightly so) that it is an investment. So I don't get why the Jeb! isn't spending his own money. Especially because my suspicion is that the establishment wants someone like Jeb Bush in power.
 
 
+8 # Blackjack 2015-10-24 14:59
These Bushes think they're entitled to whatever positions of power they wish, simply because they're Bushes. Jeb is so dumb that he keeps shooting himself in the foot, reloading, then shooting off the other foot. They have lied, cheated, and stolen every position of power they have ever possessed. Maybe they just didn't count on Jeb being a dumber stump than W!
 
 
+1 # ericlipps 2015-10-25 08:37
"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair." Remember when Bush looked like the inevitable GOP nominee, and Hillary Clinton his inevitable Democratic opponent?

Now we might instead see a fall campaign pitting a kooky retired neurosurgeon who thinks the world is 6,000 years old against a self-proclaimed socialist.
 
 
+1 # RnR 2015-10-25 09:19
Thank you Donald Trump for revealing Jeb! and his only fallacious argument: "My brother kept us safe".

We couldn't have done it better :)
 
 
+2 # Robbee 2015-10-25 18:08
re: # RnR 2015-10-25 09:19 "Thank you Donald Trump for revealing Jeb! and his only fallacious argument: "My brother kept us safe". We couldn't have done it better"

- truth dat! zomblicans are hard-wired not to hear anything a dem says - it took one of their own to cure zomblicans of bush 3!
 

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