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Jeb Bush's message for Iowa: 'It's not all about yapping'



Jeb Bush begins a three-day tour of Iowa with a speech this evening at the Scott County GOP Ronald Reagan dinner in Bettendorf. His campaign said this video will play before he talks. In it Bush takes an aggressive stance toward President Obama and Washington before turning to his time as governor. 

"What we have to do is stop saying how angry we are about it and win the election so we can fix it," Bush says. "The point is, that leadership means you gotta be all in. It's not about yapping, it's not about talking. It's about doing, it's about creating strategies. It's about rolling your sleeves up and working with people to improve the chance for people to rise up."

Bush heads to Iowa at a key time in his campaign, having suffered in the polls and being eclipsed by Marco Rubio.

Rubio has been lapping up TV news attention (He's on Today this morning and was the subject of an extended profile on Fox News on Monday, in addition to appearing with Megyn Kelly. In the profile, Rubio is asked about Bush questioning his experience. Rubio instead inferred Bush is from another era. "The issues we confronted in Florida 15 years ago are nothing like the issues the country's confronting now," Rubio said.

[Last modified: Monday, October 5, 2015 11:20pm]


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