So Sad: Desperate Jeb! Begs New Hampshire Audience 'Please Clap'

  • by: Alan Duke

This may be one of the saddest moments at a 2016 campaign rally: Jeb Bush has to ask his audience for applause.

"I won't be out there blow harding, taking a big game without backing it up," Bush tells the quiet group. "I think the next president needs to be a lot quieter, but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country, to get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world."

After a couple seconds of awkward silence, Bush asks "Please clap." They do so politely.


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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