Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush blamed the "cable shows" and "political press" for the struggle he has had connecting with Republican primary voters.

Bush told NBC's Chuck Todd that he does not understand why his supporters think something is missing from his campaign.

"Do you know why they think that [something is missing]?" Todd asked.

"Probably because they watch the cable shows and they read the political press," Bush answered. "But if they followed me on the campaign trail, like last week in New Hampshire where we had 300 people totally connected, totally believing in me, I think they would see a different candidate. I've just got to be able to break through the clutter of all the punditry class, and I think I can do that."

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