George Pataki (I know: who he?) is withdrawing from the 2016 primary for lack of interest… and not just on prospective voters’ parts.
Jeb ‘Third Time’s No Charm’ Bush, on the other hand, gets some WASP-style revenge on his mother by trying to revive her most famous political tactic — the tasteful hand-written note to supporters. Per the NYTimes:
The group Right to Rise is asking Bush supporters to revive the lost art of writing letters, in the form of hand-written appeals to undecided voters in New Hampshire.
In a preholiday mailer, the group thanked its supporters for their financial support, and asked them to make “a different kind of gift to Jeb by giving a few minutes of your time.” The mailer included stationery and pre-addressed envelopes for five undecided voters in New Hampshire. It urged donors to dash off a quick missive explaining why Mr. Bush deserved their vote.
“We are asking you to personally reach out and let these voters know why you support Jeb,” said the mailer, which also includes a sample note to send voters.
New Hampshire is a critical state for Mr. Bush, who has to finish in the top tier — as well as ahead of his rivals for the Republican Party’s establishment vote — if he hopes to reassure skittish donors and revive his foundering presidential bid…
Which I meanly translate as ‘No way in Kennebunkport hell is Momma Bar letting Jeb off the stage before #FITN, no matter how much abuse he takes from Trump/Cruz/Rubio, or how badly he does among the hayshakers in Iowa.’ As long as it keeps Ripe to Rot, or whatever its latest nym, hand-crampingly busy and off our internets.