We knew that Jeb Bush's campaign would be a great demonstration in how massive amounts of money were not an adequate predictor of success in partisan politics, but no one knew quite how spectacularly such a well-funded campaign would fail.
Now that Jeb is well out of the game, and back home considering what might have been, his final spending numbers are slowly emerging. He is, of course, more than just the victim of bad consumer choices - Jeb made the mistake of making himself Trump's whipping boy, early on, and, it seems, assuming that someone can "legacy" their way to the nation's highest office - but the amount Jeb spent on his campaign, to fizzle out just three primaries in, is absolutely astounding. According to one estimate, Jeb spent so much, each delegate he accrued (four, in total), cost him a whopping $32.5 million.
Jeb Bush did a lot of things wrong on the campaign trail. One thing he did right, though, was raise money – lots and lots of money.