When Bush began speaking to a crowd of 150 people at a country club here, the microphone on his lapel didn’t work. “I can’t do anything about it,” he snapped at someone in the crowd who said they couldn’t hear him. “I’ve got to keep on talking.”
Jeb(ediah?)'s troubles are so neatly encompassed by his words. "I can't get out of the race, I've got to keep on running."