Like lovers spurned, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio now can barely stand the sight of each other.
The campaign has become much like the one Bush ran against Democratic Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. In 1994, Bush was the 41-year old Republican candidate who suggested the 64-year old Chiles needed to step aside for a new generation with new ideas.
Today, Bush is 62 and being challenged by 44-year old Rubio who suggests Bush needs to step aside for a new generation with new ideas.
Interestingly, the Bush campaign continues to dismiss all the other Republican presidential candidates convinced that the likes of Donald Trump, Ben Carson and others are simply today's favorite fast food. Instead, Bush sees Rubio has the only serious threat to winning the GOP nomination.
As first reported by U.S. News, a 112 power-point presentation given this week by the Bush campaign to major donors, spent a great deal of time chatting about how to attack Rubio.
Here's the talking points:
Well so much for being buddies.
It was not that long ago when the Bush/Rubio image looked like this:
Apparently Bush now has a new definition of campaigning "joyfully."