Less than two hours after the primary in South Carolina ended on Saturday evening, the Jeb Bush campaign announced that they were calling it quits.

The establishment candidate struggled from the beginning to stand out in an exceedingly insane candidate pool, particularly in an election cycle that was determined to reject anything that was “politics as usual.” Jeb walked in to this election expecting a coronation, but instead he got a long and agony-filled rejection.

Many had predicted that Jeb would leave the race if he didn’t have a strong showing in South Carolina as the southern state is a historically big fan of George W.. Some staffers from the Bush campaign had even already begun sending their resumes to other companies ahead of the primary, an ominous sign of a lack of confidence in their candidate.

While we are glad that there won’t be another Bush in the White House, one can’t help but feel at least a little bad about the raw deal little Jeb got. Maybe now he will quit trying to be a politician and go do something a bit more useful.

Jeb Bush Drops Out Of Presidential RaceJeb Bush has dropped out of the presidential race—here are his campaign’s saddest and funniest moments

Posted by NowThis Election on Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com