YOU GO TO WAR WITH THE SPEECH YOU HAVE

Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and all the other politicians who gave victory speeches after losing an election

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“This campaign is not dead,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush said last night (Feb. 9) in New Hampshire. “We’re going on to South Carolina.”

It was just the latest installment in a long-running US political trope: The presidential primary loser who talks like a winner.