Article by Dan Hodges
'Most significant was that we now know the identity of the next Republican nominee to be President of the United States. It will be Jeb Bush. It can only be Jeb Bush.
He was the only one of the candidates who bore even a passing resemblance to a serious politician. He was mature, measured, and successfully achieved his primary objective, which was to steer clear of the claws and fangs of his rivals.
Another thing we know – though we knew this already – is that Donald Trump is a lunatic. The man is a Grade A political suicide bomber. He confirmed this with his first answer, where he announced in his strangely bombastic but rambling way that if he didn’t secure the nomination he would consider running as an independent, thereby wrecking any hope of Republican victory.
Which is fine by me. And will probably be fine with the American people.'
I think Dan Hodges is absolutely correct. Jeb Bush is the man to run, but his chances of winning will be ruined by Trump et al dragging the debate to the lunatic Right. Jeb Bush will be forced to take an increasingly Rightist stance to appease the Trump brigade.