Do you ever get the sense that someone doesn't like you? Its not a super-obvious thing, of course, but every once in a while, possibly, say, because I'm routinely "revealed" to be a "closeted liberal" by the comments section, I get the sense that someone just isn't about to fall all over themselves in an effort to be my friend. It doesn't really bother me - I'm fantastic, so it's really their loss - but I at least know about it.
Jeb Bush has clearly never possessed that talent. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he and his team apparently thought that the multitudes were simply joshing him when they said they weren't thrilled at the prospect of a third President Bush, and that everyone was simply being facetious when they noted that a Jeb Bush candidacy would make them run straight into the arms of pretty much any other Republican candidate. Except for Rick Santorum. None for Rick Santorum.