Forget the presidency. John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is angling to replace John Dean as the Republican Liberals Love.
That's the only explanation for his performance in Daniel Island, South Carolina, on Saturday, in which the third member of the Bush Patriarchy to run for president basically said he's taking his ball and going home.
"If this election is about how we're going to fight to get nothing done, then ... I don't want any part of it. I don't want to be elected president to sit around and see gridlock just become so dominant that people literally are in decline in their lives. That is not my motivation," he said.
"I've got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that,"This immediately led to this New York Times headline: "Jeb Bush Expresses Despair About Toxic Tone of Campaign."
He lost and he is dumping on Republicans who refused to realize just how utterly awesome and amazing he is.
Maybe MSNBC can team him up with Al Sharpton.