Jeb Bush must think he’s going to last until South Dakota’s June primary. He appears to be angling for Dennis Daugaard’s endorsement:
“Universities ought to have skin in the game,” the former Florida governor said at a South Carolina town hall with Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. “When a student shows up, they ought to say ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that’s great, it’s important to have liberal arts … but realize, you’re going to be working a Chick-fil-A'” [Curt Mills, “Jeb Bush: Psych Majors Work at Chick-fil-A,” Washington Examiner, 2015.10.24].
Someone told me recently that the most common college major is psychology…. I don’t know if that’s accurate or not, but there certainly are a lot of them. I know when I go to college graduations, sometimes I’ll be a commencement speaker, and you can read through the program, how many graduates there are in this or that field, and boy there are plenty in of psychology grads. There’s philosophy grads, there’s art history grads. And those are great fields of study. They’re interesting. Those who graduate with those degrees will go on to become counselors and historians and great philosophers. Many of them, though, will go on to work at jobs that don’t require those kinds of degrees, and those students will be burdened with lots of debt and a job that has nothing to do with the degree that they spent a lot and borrowed a lot to obtain [Governor Dennis Daugaard, remarks at dedication of A-TEC Academy, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 2015.09.01, reported in C.A. Heidelberger, “Funding Vo-Tech Better Than Corporate Welfare; Daugaard Education Philosophy Still Flawed,” Dakota Free Press, 2015.09.02].
If Jeb Bush weren’t doomed, I’d say let’s break out the Daugaard for VP signs and watch Michels drive Jackley, Mickelson, and Noem into the backseat in 2018. The GOP does love its anti-intellectuals, and Bush and Daugaard sound like a pair.