Jeb Bush tells Newsmax TV
that he can reverse his low poll numbers and eventually win the Republican presidential nomination.
"The comeback kid is the narrative that the press would love," the former Florida governor told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth in an interview airing Friday. "They love to push you down and then allow you to come back up to push you down again. That's the way it seems to work.
"There's a long way to go and the early states matter," he added. "What you'll see is that I will rise first in places like Iowa, New Hampshire.
"We have a great organization — the super PAC that's affiliated with our campaign helping my candidacy's advertising now — I think that will help.
"And, I'm running with a lot heart and a lot of passion and conviction — and we're building a great ground game," Bush said. "I'm going to win."
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He told Hayworth that front-runner Donald Trump should be challenged by voters because he has been regularly leading the race.
"It's hard to imagine how he would win under how he's campaigning now," Bush said. "A campaign of divisiveness, of angst — but he's the front-runner.
"Every poll suggests that he's the front-runner and I think we need to show respect for that," he continued. "But here's the deal: If he's the front-runner, he should be treated now as a front-running candidate, which means people need to challenge him on his views.
"On foreign policy, particularly where I don't think it's grounded in reality: When people begin to realize that the guy who sits behind the big desk has to have some level of experience to be able to lead the country, then I think it might be harder for him."
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