Jeb Bush: My opponents will slip — just like Herman Cain

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From Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

Jeb Bush cited the rise and fall of 2012 GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as he sought to reassure supporters at a Longboat Key fundraiser Monday that their faith in him is well placed.

By noting that Cain led in the polls at this point in 2012 only to flame out, Bush implied that current GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson could follow the same path.

“We have plenty of time to persuade” was the message said Bradenton state Sen. Bill Galvano. “They’re not voting tomorrow.”

Galvano was among roughly 80 to 100 guests at the event, which was held at the Gulf-front home of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The fundraiser was closed to the media and Bush walked off quickly when reporters tried to ask him questions as he arrived, saying only that he was “very encouraged” by the local support.

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