Bush Turns Up Heat in Iowa

The Wall Street Journal, Saturday/Sunday, August 15-16, 2015


Bush Tries to Turn Up Heat in Iowa, by Reid J. Epstein

DES MOINE, Iowa–“At 62 years old, Jeb Bush is still willing to test his fastball. While gripping a baseball at the Iowa State Fair, the former Florida governor announced a goal of 50 mph.  As he whizzed the ball through a canyon of inflated prizes, the radar gun spoke the truth: 44 mph.  He tried again: 47.

Whether Mr. Bush can bring the heat to his Republican presidential campaign is a nagging question that now hangs over his candidacy.”

Mr. Bush is trying to put the heat on his fastball race for the Republican nomination for president of the United States as well as on a pitch at the Iowa State Fair.  His fast balls at the fair were strikes, balls over the plate.

He is trying to strike out the other potential Republican nominees.

There are a lot of baseball idioms in the news these days as it is baseball season in the U.S.


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