Make no mistake about it: you can’t run for president unless you have a lot of money. I mean… a LOT of cash.
Actually, you don’t need your own money… though it helps. What you need are a lot of people who have a lot of money and are willing to give you a lot of money in exchange for favors.
So what does it say about Jeb Bush when he’s asking his rich friends to not give him a lot of money… right now?
It says that Bush is just like anyone else running for president. He has connections who are fairly eager to spend whatever it takes to get him elected. He just doesn’t want to scare people off right now, and receiving a bunch of big
gifts… er, bribes… er, contributions right now might send the wrong message.
Later, of course, when he thinks the message would be just fine… he’ll gladly take as much cash as they want to dump in his lap.
BUT… for now, Bush wants his friends to only give him up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS.