As Jeb Bush sputters, look out for Mitt Romney return: Carville/Drudge/WaPo report

Drudge trumpets James Carville comments in banner headline suggesting Bush's troubles could coax Mitt back

By Salon Staff
Published April 19, 2015 12:57AM (EDT)
  (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
(Reuters/Brian Snyder)

James Carville might just be speculating. But a new Washington Post report of a panel discussion from February is being bannered by Matt Drudge tonight as the possibility of a major shakeup in the GOP race, come, well, at some vague point down the line.

Here are the paragraphs in question from the WaPo: 

“Jeb Bush has to win New Hampshire. It’s a must-win for him because he will lose Iowa. You’ve got to win one of them, particularly if [you’re] considered to be something of a front-runner,” Democratic strategist James Carville said at a panel discussion in February celebrating the New Hampshire primary’s upcoming 100th anniversary.

“I will go further,” Carville said. “If Jeb Bush loses New Hampshire, they’ll get Mitt Romney back in the race” — a reference to the GOP’s 2012 nominee, who briefly flirted with the idea of making a third bid for the White House.

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