The conventional wisdom that Jeb Bush is dead has become so unanimous it's only natural to suspect it's wrong.
Yes, the polls are atrocious. Bush, now seeking traction with a New Hampshire tour, is at four percent in the latest Fox News national survey and a weak fifth in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. The trend, for the moment, seems to be down, down, down.
Yet there is a not-crazy scenario in which Bush could rise again, not to dominate the race but to be in the running when the four candidates ahead of him self-destruct, kill each other, or run out of gas.
JebWorld held a focus group in New Hampshire the day after Bush's disastrous performance at the Republican debate in Boulder. According to a source deep inside JebWorld, the result was not only not terrible, it pointed to five areas of promise for Bush: