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If you’re Jeb Bush, you already have enough factors working against you (Bush fatigue, the base doesn’t want you, etc.) Why saddle yourself with this baggage as well?

Then again, what do I know? I’m not one of the smartest guys in the room who have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections.

(Steve Deace is a nationally-syndicated talk show host and the author of “Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.” You can follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.)