“Meltdown” was the word of the weekend after Jeb Bush told a crowd in South Carolina that he wasn’t running for president just to oversee years of gridlock and nothing getting done. “I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them,” Bush said. “That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.”
Some in the media are reporting that the usually calm and cool Gov. John Kasich is following Bush’s lead, having a meltdown of his own, confessing of his fellow candidates, “I’ve about had it with these people” and asking, “What has happened to our party?”
.@JohnKasich: "Do you know how crazy this election is? I've about had it with these people. I'm done being polite & listening to nonsense."
— Kedron Bardwell (@KedronBardwell) October 27, 2015
Have never in my life seen a chyron like this pic.twitter.com/mJMaE0b1VG
— Jon Ward (@jonward11) October 27, 2015
"What has happened to our party? What has happened to the conservative movement?" @JohnKasich after calling his GOP opponents ideas crazy
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) October 27, 2015
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) October 27, 2015
And at Trump on immigration reform. Kasich noted that “we got one guy that says we ought to take 10 or 11 million people and pick them up … and we’re just gonna take them to the border and scream at them to get out of our country. Well that’s just crazy.”
Kasich, who has been invisible for some time now, has moved to the "have we lost our minds?!" play for NH mods https://t.co/ydAhS1kfr7
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) October 27, 2015
"What has happened to the conservative movement?" – Kasich
"Elect Trump if you want that." – Bush.
Starting to unravel.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 27, 2015
Are things starting to unravel, or is Kasich just warming up for the next GOP debate? Or is it time for all of the underdog candidates to join in the airing of grievances?
@stevekornacki Is it Festivus already?
— TomEldon (@TomEldon) October 27, 2015
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) October 27, 2015
— Guitarwalla (@bikerwalla) October 27, 2015
— Drizzle (@Osidarta23) October 27, 2015
— Scott Rogers (@srogers60) October 27, 2015
— Nathan McDermott (@Nate_McDermott) October 27, 2015
Kasich's had it.
Jeb's ready to quit.
Rubio hates the Senate.
Establishment frustration peeking through..
— HylianTom (@HylianTom) October 27, 2015
Time for a quick reality check?
Kasich: "Why don't we grow up. Why don't we get a reality check on what the heck needs to be done in this country." https://t.co/dTlEheVF8P
— Marc Kovac (@ohiocapitalblog) October 27, 2015
— Louis Ambrose (@louambrose58) October 27, 2015