Bush is speaking as if he is going to drop out.
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) February 21, 2016
As Jeb Bush began his concession speech in South Carolina Saturday night, his tone made it clear to most that he was suspending his campaign before he got around to announcing it. With more than half of precincts reporting, Bush was barely able to clear 8 percent of the vote. For what it’s worth, he was in a dead heat against Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Mark Preston reports @JebBush is about to announce he's suspending his campaign
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 21, 2016
CNN says Jeb is about to get out of the race.
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) February 21, 2016
BREAKING: Jeb Bush to drop out of presidential race, per CNN’s @PrestonCNN
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) February 21, 2016
So when Jeb Bush told me he was in for 'the long haul' two weeks ago he meant two weeks
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) February 21, 2016
CNN wasn’t wrong. Jeb Bush dropping out was a long-time wish of many Republicans, who had nothing but praise for the manner in which Bush bowed out.
Jeb is an honorable man who has run an honorable campaign and now doing the honorable thing
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) February 21, 2016
The underwritten story of the night: the end of the Bush dynasty.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 21, 2016
Bush deserved a better hearing but it wasn't his year.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 21, 2016
I'm proud to know Jeb.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 21, 2016
Jeb remains a class act. He ran a substantive campaign.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) February 21, 2016
Jeb was expected to be clear front runner when he got in. The first of many notions turned on their heads in this race.
— martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) February 21, 2016
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) February 21, 2016
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) February 21, 2016
Most candidates don't drop out until they run out of $$. Bush not broke. Seems to have gotten out to help party stop Trump. Gracious speech.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 21, 2016
I have opposed Bushes politically for most of my adult life. But @JebBush exited with class & grace – like his mom & dad.
— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) February 21, 2016
genie, you're free pic.twitter.com/aHAzLEjG8A
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) February 21, 2016
.@JebBush after quitting presidential race: "Tonight I’m going to sleep with the best friend that I have and the love of my life."
— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) February 21, 2016
Meanwhile, last-place Ben Carson again announced that he’s “not going anywhere.”
Maybe someone could hide Ben Carson's change of clothes until he decides it'd just be easier to drop out?
— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) February 21, 2016
Ben Carson says he will wash his pants as many times as it takes to continue campaigning.
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) February 21, 2016
After promising he would win SC and not even coming in the top 5, Ben Carson says he's not getting out. Unbelievable.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) February 21, 2016
I'm not sure Ben Carson is going to drop out even after someone else is nominated / elected / inaugurated
— actioncookbook (@actioncookbook) February 21, 2016