This morning, Jeb Bush said this to an evangelical Christian conference:
"Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years," he said, adding that immigrants also have more "intact families."
"Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families," he said.
This is a failure that makes Jeb's brother George look like the greatest orator of our time. He managed to piss off anti-immigration evangelicals at the exact same moment that he referred to immigrants as being useful because they're breeding machines. This video is going to follow him through 2016 and beyond:
UPDATE 11:58 PM: Slog reader Matthew asks, "Am I crazy, or does someone shout 'No!' when Jeb says, 'This is a conservative idea...'" You're not crazy, Matthew, although I think it sounds more like a sternly worded no than an actual shout. Jeb is selling a very unpopular idea to a bunch of fearful racists, and he's doing it poorly. I'm surprised there's not more heckling, honestly.