Jeb Bush Shows Rust With Stumble

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) highly publicized stumble over whether he supports a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants has proven a major distraction during his media blitz on immigration policy — and it could be a sign of rust as he considers jumping back in the political fray.

Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said that rust could be Bush adjusting to the speed of today’s news cycle.

“You’ve got to recognize everything you say is going to be scrutinized and held against you. That’s the hardest thing for any candidate moving from the sideline into the fray of the general election,” O’Connell said. 

“It’s something he needs to work on, and something everyone in the Republican Party has to be cognizant of.”

Read more from Cameron Joseph at The Hill

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