Jeb Bush opts out of US Presidential race

RSTV Bureau
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Photo- jeb2016

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
Photo- jeb2016

Republican candidate Jeb Bush has dropped out of the Republican presidential race after a series of dismal performances in primaries Jeb’s decision shattered the Bush family’s dream of an unprecedented third spell at the White House.

Bush announced to suspend his campaign after three consecutive abysmal performances in Iowa, New Hampshire and finally in South Carolina.

“The people of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken. I respect their decision. So, tonight, I am suspending my campaign,” said Jeb.

Jeb Bush announced his decision at South Carolina, after it became clear that he has received less than eight per cent of the votes.

“I congratulate my competitors, that are remaining on the island, on their success in a race that has been hard-fought, just as the contest for the presidency should be because it is a tough job,” Jeb said.

Jeb, Third presidential aspirant from the Bush family was hoping to follow the footsteps of his father George H W Bush and his elder brother George W Bush.

George H W Bush, now 91, was the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. His son George W Bush was the president of the United States for two terms(2001 -2009).

In Iowa caucus on February 1, Jeb was placed sixth with an abysmally low 2.8 per cent votes. In New Hampshire primary he came fourth and his votes crossed the double digit mark with 11 per cent.

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, accompanied by his brother former President George W. Bush Photo- PTI

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, accompanied by his brother former President George W. Bush
Photo- PTI

The New Hampshire primary was won by controversial Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump who received the support of 35.3 per cent of the votes.

Hoping that the state would give him the much needed momentum, Jeb even roped his elder brother and former president George Bush in South Carolina.

While the election rally by 69-year-old George was well attended and generated a lot of excitement, it was not enough to give the much need push to his campaign.