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Maybe Jeb Bush crowd should snatch up Dumb!omission.com

Campaign staff person Camlin Moore gets ready for a campaign event of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que in Leesville, South Carolina.
Campaign staff person Camlin Moore gets ready for a campaign event of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que in Leesville, South Carolina. Getty Images

When this campaign for president started, Jeb Bush had a gazillion dollars in the bank, a golden Republican name, a nice guy image and manner and a record as governor of the key political state of Florida. And yet it seems the campaign has been up on blocks since Day One.

And now ... now the latest insult. It seems the Donald Trump crowd has arranged for those who go to the Internet domain name of JebBush.com – which would seem, of course, to be a support site for the son and brother of presidents – instead to be kicked to the Trump site, where they can log in their support for The Donald.

Bush’s people have other sites, but a campaign with that much money ought to have hired people who know to capture all possible sites before things even get started. Now the gaffe of omission is the talk of the Internet.

Good grief. What’s next? Will Trump turn up with the mortgage note on Bush’s house? (Probably not, as Bush is wealthy enough to have paid cash.) Maybe a share of Kennebunkport? (Hmm ... unlikely, given that Trump’s hairdo doesn’t do well in those New England ocean breezes.)

Standing at fifth place in the polls, Bush didn’t need this. His campaign likely doesn’t have any rivals for one site: uhoh.com.

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