said that the Republican candidate for president in 2016 had to be willing to "lose the primary to win the general, without violating your principles"? He promised "to be much more uplifting, much more positive, much more willing to be practical."
Or how about (all emphasis mine):
“You don’t abandon your core beliefs, you go try to persuade people as
I’m doing now,” Bush said at a Nashua Chamber of Commerce business
roundtable in New Hampshire. "I think you need to be genuine. I think
you need to have a backbone.”
And whom do you suppose he was talking about when he said:
“He got sucked into other people’s agendas, and I think it hurt him a
little bit,” Bush said in the TV interview. He added, “Winning with
purpose, winning with meaning, winning with your integrity is what I’m
trying to talk about.”
Remember that guy?
Well, just yesterday Jeb praised Indiana Governor Mike Pence for signing the controversial Religious Freedom Act into law.
"I think Governor Pence has done the right thing," Bush said.
Bush then rallied to the defense to those who he said the laws were meant to protect.
"But there are incidents of people who, for example, the florist in
Washington State who had a business that based on her conscience, she
couldn’t be participating in a gay wedding, organizing it, even though
the person, one of the people was a friend of hers. And she was taken to
This is the same guy who said three months ago, "Do I have the skills to [run for president] in a way that tries to lift people's spirits and not get sucked
into the vortex? It's easy to say; it's harder to do."