This morning, Jeb Bush used Facebook to announce the start of his Leadership PAC - which for all practical purposes makes him a candidate for president. Read our report here. As of about 2:30 this afternoon, the former Florida governor had nearly 1,200 comments on his Facebook post.
Crowley Political Report looked at more than 200 of the comments and the trend line is not a good one for Bush - at least in Facebook world which is rarely the place to find thoughtful commentary.
Anyway, to spare you from reading the growing number of comments - here's a sample:
Lynne Dube I agree with Mr. Linville ^ - I will not vote for you or any RINO - if you run, you doom this country to another 4 years, at least, of liberalism and the trashing of the Constitution. If you love America - don't run.
Harold Waycasie PLEASE for the love of God do NOT run for President... if you run our country in the same manner in which you operated as Governor of Florida in 2005 when you sat by and allowed Terri Schiavo to be starved to death, then you'll bury this country within a year ....
Glenn Martin Best Governor Florida has ever had. Stay true to the values and process you had as governor and you will go far. I hope you don't stray from them.
Mark Noonan You run, you will lose - and this is coming from a person who voted for you for governor in 1994. You have absolutely zero chance of ever being President of the United States. Leave off it - maybe in 20-30 years your son can do it, but you haven't got a chance.
Robin Cooper another President Bush sounds great to me, Thank You for your service.
Carol Ann Paris We don't like your stand on Illegal Immigrants or your Common Core views....Please pass on becoming a nominee.
Kathleen Coad O'Brien No Jeb and we will not "come around" on Common Core. No more Bush or Clinton, what kind of ego thinks 2 families should run our country for YEARS?
Enrique Rivera About time... a thoughtful and eloquent small "c" conservative... Jeb '16!!!
Genevieve Young Brown No. Please. No.
Kimberly Brummitt I will work on your campaign anyway I can!!!!