But his dispatch this morning from Columbia, South Carolina, was beautifully framed:
In South Carolina, Bush family, friends gather as end nears.
Jeb Bush's brother, the former president, his sister-in-law, the former first lady, his mother, his sister, another brother, and of course his wife and children have come to South Carolina, where George W. Bush's political fortunes were made, in hopes of vaulting Jeb back into the Republican presidential race. But with poll after poll showing Bush hovering around 10 percent — fighting with John Kasich for fourth place — that looks less and less likely every hour.The funeral arrangements are being made even as we speak. Where will Jeb officially pull the plug? Which TV show will get the exclusive post-campaign interview? Who will get his delegates?
But we shall see.