Collapsing in the single digit range in national polls, failing at debates, forced to cut his staff and losing his high dollar donor base, Jeb! has begun begging in earnest, even going after those who have never — would never — give him a second glance or a thin dime.
Friday he was sending out feverish emails to those he calls, “Friend,” although they aren’t. He wrote, “We’re just 1 day away from our crucial October fundraising deadline, and I wouldn’t be emailing you right now if I didn’t need your help.
What makes this deadline so important? This is the first deadline since Hillary announced she has raised over $75 MILLION and we need to show we’re ready to fight back. But we’re still $46,241 short of our goal of $50,000.” Missing this goal is not an option. When we hit this goal on Saturday, it will show the country how determined we are to win next year, but we can’t do that without your help.”
Notice that the ailing candidate attempts to position himself as the Republican nominee, heading into the General Election match up with Hillary.
This plea was followed up by another, even more urgent one today. Jeb says, “I know I emailed you already, but I’m following up because this is our most important fundraising deadline yet.” We’re less than 100 days out from the Iowa caucuses now. If we don’t reach our goal of $50,000 by tomorrow night at midnight, we’ll have fewer resources to reach voters in Iowa and beyond.”
Jeb assures us that if we “step up right now every dollar you chip in will be matched 100% by a group of donors.”
Billionaire investor Paul Singer — who gave more money to Republican candidates and causes last year than any donor in the country — won’t be among those matching Jeb’s funds. He’s made headlines by throwing his support to Marco Rubio. The New York Times calls Singer’s decision a “major blow to Mr. Bush, who is seeing his once vigorous campaign imperiled by doubts among supporters…”
Hopefully Karl Rove will still be around. Someone will need to help Jeb get back to Florida.