TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is starting his week of campaigning in Tampa with a rally at the Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore. He will head to the Orlando area before going to Jacksonville later today.
Bush is touting his new “Jeb Can Fix It” slogan. “We need a president who can fix it, I can fix it,” said Bush at the rally as the crowd responded with cheers.
Jacquelyn Reeser drove in from Lakeland for the event, wearing her Jeb’94 shirt.
“What he accomplished as our governor, what he did, he took an adversarial climate we were in at that time and worked for the people,” said Reeser.
Bush is touting his new ‘Jeb Can Fix It” slogan. “We need a president who can fix it, I can fix it,” said Bush at the rally as the crowd responded with cheers.
There has been concern over the health of Bush’s campaign after cuts in campaign staff and spending and a less than desirable debate performance in Boulder, Colorado. On his appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, moderator Chuck Todd asked Bush is his campaign is what needed to be fixed.
“All of the tribulations of the campaign, and we’re having our share, there’s no doubt about it. I have enough self-awareness to know that this is the bumpy time of the campaign. This pales by comparison to being commander in chief,” he explained to Todd.
“If you watched the debate, you probably came away thinking this election is about sound bites…or fantasy football…or which candidate can interrupt the loudest. I’m here to tell you it is not this election is not about a set of personalities, it’s about a set of principles.”
Reeser said Bush just needs more time. “He will shine through; the true Jeb will shine through.”
“I don’t he’s getting a fair shake. I think once he’s able to get his message out, I think people will start to understand why Jeb is the best,” said supporter Jose Delafunete.
“I know I can fix it because I’ve done it,” Bush told the crowd about his time serving as Florida’s governor.
Bush took a few swings at President Barack Obama calling him the “divider in chief” and also taking a chance to cast doubt on democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton by saying she “blames a vast right wing conspiracy instead of taking personal responsibility.”
The next Republican Presidential Debate is on November 10th, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.