This is just incredibly sad:
MAJOR GARRETT, CBS: Can Jeb Bush be a surprise story here on caucus night?I don't root for Bushes, but watching Jeb wallow in his own failure this way just makes me feel embarrassed. He's a human being, and I can't stand watching him do this to himself.
JEB BUSH: Yes, 'cause the expectations are so low. [Laughs.]
GARRETT: Well, you have succeeded there, governor.
BUSH: [Raises fists in mock-triumph.] Mission accomplished!
Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire, please: If you have an ounce of compassion and you're considering casting a vote for Jeb, for the love of God, please don't.
The final Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Jeb at 2%. Two percent! That's good! That's such a terrible showing that it might persuade him to give up at long last. Oh, but the final Gravis poll has him at 6%. Really, people, 6% of you can't vote for him! It would be cruel! He'll feel he has to keep going at least until the Florida primary, and that's on March 15. Can we really bear to watch him abase himself this way for another month and a half?
And the same goes for New Hampshire. The latest CNN/WMUR poll says Jeb is at 6%, mired in 6th place. This is a state that should be more establishment-oriented than Iowa, so it's fine if 6% of you vote for him there -- it's a low enough number that it should help him get the message that he's not wanted. But the new Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce University poll says he's at 10% -- and tied for third! No, New Hampshire! You mustn't prolong the agony that way!
Really, folks -- think of it as an intervention. You have to help him quit. He's not capable of quitting on his own.