I did -- back in 2014.
But, first, there's this news out of the Bush aeroplane with engines aflame, its wings off and is now auguring into the tarmac at 400 mph:
The blame game does not go public until the end is near and the blame game is suddenly going very public with Team Bush.
They are fractured, divided, broken, broke, and bruised. They are pointing their fingers at Mike Murphy who ran Bush’s gubernatorial campaigns and now oversees the super PAC. They are not ready to blame Jeb and probably never will. Bush family loyalty runs deep. But Jeb did put Mike Murphy in charge of the super PAC and Murphy’s actions have taken a toll on Bush.
They think he wasted money on everything from an iPad-sized video mailer to direct mail for donors in states that don’t yet matter. They think his attacks on Marco Rubio are doing more harm than good. And they worry that, at the end, all he will have accomplished is the destruction of the Bush family brand.
The big-money supporters fueling Jeb Bush’s super PAC have found their boogeyman: Mike Murphy, a sharp-witted, Twitter-obsessed veteran GOP ad man who runs Right to Rise.
If Bush’s campaign ends with anything other than the GOP nomination, blame is certain to be widespread. But that donors and GOP operatives are already sniping at Murphy before the first votes are cast demonstrates the depth of frustration and displeasure with the Bush-world loyalist.
It really is never a good sign when the donors go public before the votes are cast.
Now back to my prediction from 2014. When I realized that the RNC was about to position Jeb as the new Mitt Romney, I literally could not believe it.
NO, REALLY, I'M SERIOUS: RNC Braintrust Actually Believes Jeb Bush is a Viable Presidential Candidate
I know for a fact that the RNC is prepping the Jebster for a run because I happened to be at a corporate event a while back and The Smart Bush® made an appearance. Trailing him into the room at a discrete distance was ReiNCe Priebus, ostensible chair of the RNC.
I say "ostensible" because we all know that the RNC is actually run by Tom Donahue, president of the Chamber of Commerce. And Donahue, more than anything else, seeks cheap immigrant labor--the American economy, the American citizenry, and the Constitutional system be damned.
Which explains Jeb Bush's borderline-insane pleas for open borders, Amnesty, and the inevitable voting rights and citizenship for tens of millions of illegal aliens...
...And don't even get me started on Jeb's support for Common Core, yet another cause for which Bush says he will go to war against the Republican Party's own base.
The RNC's support for losers [like Bush] is pathetic, but not unexpected coming from the same rocket scientists who warned that voters would punish the GOP for a government shutdown that few remember and fewer still even felt.
Word to the RNC/Chamber/Consultant class: just read my blog.
I could've saved you punks a crapload of time, money and heartache.
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.