Jeb Bush has had a good debate performance tonight. While I think his attempts at humor came off poorly, he really did a good job. He came across as serious, but likeable. He did not try to throw half-hearted punches. He held his own. He stood up to Trump, though Trump made him back down once. He was reaffirmed by Carly Fiorina on foreign policy.
He did well. Jeb’s donors should be reassured tonight that he might have found his footing. The problem now is not his debate stage, but his off debate stage performance.
The best part for Bush is that he stopped the bleeding on stage in Wisconsin tonight. I suspect the ‘will he drop out’ stories go away. His team should be proud tonight.