He’s got the deepest pockets, the best organization and everyone already knows his name.
But Jeb Bush isn’t so formidable that he’s scaring away the competition.
When the former Florida governor formally announces his presidential campaign on Monday, he will join a field of 10 GOP contenders — and there are still a handful of others who may soon jump in the race. Meanwhile, the latest Iowa polls show him trapped in a cluster of candidates vying for second behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and he has only a slight edge in New Hampshire. National polls show Bush a touch ahead, according to a Real Clear Politics average.
For all of his advantages heading into the race, the man with the famous last name who many assumed would be an automatic frontrunner is struggling to catch fire.