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Watch What Jeb Does When Someone Asks the Dems to Raise Their Hands

Jeb Bush (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

During a town hall in South Carolina on Tuesday, Jeb Bush surrogate Lindsey Graham asked the audience, “How many of you are Democrats?” For reasons known only to himself,  Bush raised his hand and smiled as some in the audience laughed. Was he joking? Did he not hear the question correctly? Who knows?

Thanks to moments like this, Jeb Bush has been dubbed the most awkward candidate of 2016:

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Here are some other awkward moments on the campaign trail with Jeb!

Bush may have made more than a few fellow Republicans squirm when, asked whether he would back a budget deal that would have $10 in spending cuts for a dollar of new taxes, the former Florida governor said, “You find me a Democrat for cutting spending $10, and I’ll give them a warm kiss.”

There’s really no end to the awkwardness. A quick Google search brings up headlines like, “Poor, Awkward Jeb Bush Is Giving People Secondhand Embarrassment,” “Jeb Bush’s most awkward moments in one sad list,” “Jeb’s Most Awkward, Dignity-Losing, Cringey Moments,” and “Jeb Bush May Be the Most Awkward 2016 Candidate.”

You know what? That Jeb Bush is starting to grow on me. Sorta…