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  • Jeb Bush: I Hated Being Frontrunner, ‘I’m Better Back Here’

    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush claimed in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday that he “hated” being the party’s front runner and prefers trailing the current front-runners.

    “Six months ago, people thought you were the frontrunner,” host John Dickerson began.

    “I hated that,” Bush interjected.

    “You hated being the frontrunner?” asked Dickerson.

    “I feel much better back here,” Bush said. “I’ve always thought that there was going to be a high expectation for me, I totally get it, because I have brother that was president, a father that was president, and that higher expectation was important to realize.”

    “Being a frontrunner made me feel like the people are going to begin to say, ‘Your guy is just dancing like through this.’ I have higher expectations on me than people have on me,” he continued. “It doesn’t bother me a bit that the expectations are higher… so, I feel good about where we are right now.”

    The latest national Monmouth poll shows Bush with 3 percent, along with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, while Donald Trump currently leads the GOP race with 41 percent support.


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