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Just when you thought Jeb Bush couldn’t get any sadder as a presidential candidate…

In a town hall event Wednesday in Hanover, N. H., Jeb attempted to speak forcefully on his commitment to national security.

“So here’s my pledge to you. I will be a Commander-in-Chief that will have the back of the military. I won’t trash talk. I won’t be a Divider-in-Chief, or an Agitator-in-Chief,” he declared.

“I won’t be out there blow-hardin’, talkin’ a big game without backing it up,” he continued, inconsistently dropping his G’s. “I think the next president needs to be a lot quieter, but send a signal that we’re prepared to act in the national security interests of this country — to get back in the business of creating a more peaceful world.”

He then paused, and said in a sunken voice: “Please clap.”

As the crowd applauded, he smiled with what seemed to be a sense of relief.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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