"Love the hope for 19 million new jobs -- but how many will go to Americans?" Conservative Twitter responds to Jeb's presidential launch

The base isn't ready for Jeb -- but the reaction wasn't entirely negative, either

By Sophia Tesfaye
Published June 15, 2015 9:38PM (EDT)
  (AP/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP/Charlie Neibergall)

Jeb! Bush's official presidential campaign kick-off speech was not greeted with as much fanfare on Twitter as the unveiling of his exciting newish campaign logo but according to leery conservatives on Twitter, Jeb appears to have cleared a fairly low bar.

Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin was unsurprisingly most impressed:

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As did Fox News' Stephen Hayes and Dana Perino:

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Bill Kristol thought Jeb! did a fine job, but of course:

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While others still weren't impressed with Jeb!

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Overall, Twitter conservative Twitter reaction to the Jeb! 2016 launch was meh:

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Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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