George H.W. Bush

Heading into debate, Jeb Bush stumbles again

Heading into debate, Jeb Bush stumbles again

It's been a rough week for Jeb Bush — and it's not even half over.

On Monday night, he stumbled over a question about his father — a reminder that the son and brother of former presidents still struggles to give polished answers about his family's legacy. He also struggled to explain how he would combat Islamic State forces in Syria. And on Tuesday, Democrats quickly attacked him for suggesting that he was "not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues" — a comment he then retracted and sought to clarify.

As he prepares to face front-runner Donald Trump and other rivals in the first GOP debate Thursday, Bush describes himself...