The New York Times has a story about the key elements in Jeb's plan to win the nomination. To name a few:
- Stay on the Attack against front-runners of both parties, especially Trump.
- Avoid Embarrassment in Iowa by showing in the top five.
- Win New Hampshire — or at Least Come in the Top 3. "If Mr. Bush can re-energize his troubled campaign in New Hampshire, his aides believe, he can seriously compete in South Carolina, a state where they hope his national security message will resonate." Which brings us to:
- Woo Senator Lindsey Graham with the pitch that "that he [Bush] was best prepared to be commander-in-chief and most qualified on Mr. Graham’s key issue, national security."
I suspect that whether all that works for Bush depends on the extent to which the GOP generally fears the unhinged right-wing-nuttiness of Trump and Cruz and Rubio - and the absence of any better choice.