Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush breezed through his home-ish state Monday in search of people who are open to the idea of him being president.
Sometime during that trip, the presidential hopeful was asked about another presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, reports political blog the Hill:
Speaking to a gathering at the Forum Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Bush was asked by the moderator what he would say to Trump if he were to walk in the room at that moment.
“Donald, I’ll take you on one-on-one in a debate, any time, any place,” Bush said. “You name it and I’ll do it.”
Trump is apparently ignoring Jeb.
After all, Trump was the one who turned conventional wisdom on its friggin' head over the summer by supplanting Bush, who was then believed to have a decent shot at the White House. Trump's campaign is trolling Bush, however, by way of things like a Jeb Web (hey, that rhymed) domain — jebbush.com — that redirects to Trump's Web site.
Bush, obviously a much more subdued guy than The Donald (and the 35 other Republican candidates in the running), is now starting to try to brand himself as the only guy who will go after Trump, which he apparently has been doing for a few weeks now, calling him a "chaos candidate" and such.
The other guys in the race have been a little more reticent, in general, about going after Trump.
Some, like Mike Huckabee, are even saying nice things.
“Nothing’s backfired on Donald Trump yet,” he said of Trump on Fox and Friends. "My money’s on him."
Who knows? Maybe he thinks "Vice President Huckabee" has a bit of a ring to it.