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Fight or flight? In New Hampshire, Jeb Bush's sagging campaign faces reckoning

Fight or flight? In New Hampshire, Jeb Bush's sagging campaign faces reckoning

When Jeb Bush entered the presidential race, he had a vision of a transformative candidacy that would remake the Republican Party, attracting young people and minorities — especially Latinos — with a vibrant new image based on solid conservative principles.

Now it has come to this: A dismal finish in the Iowa caucuses, a slog through New Hampshire and a growing wish in the party that Bush would step aside or, at least, tone down his campaign so he doesn’t hurt someone more likely to win — like Marco Rubio, who reflects much of what Bush hoped to accomplish when he ran.

It is, he tells audiences, an exciting and joyful experience.

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