Jeb Bush mystified the Internet this afternoon with a cryptic tweet that's making a lot of people uncomfortable. With just one word and an image, presented entirely without context, Governor Bush sent a message to voters. What that message is, no one knows.
So here are the facts: there is a gun with Jeb Bush's name engraved on it. Maybe it belongs to him. He tweeted an image of it, along with the caption "America." Anything else about this story would be speculation. So here goes:
Maybe he's saying that having personalized weapons is the essence of America. Or that he's grateful to be in America, where he has the right to own guns that identify him and his job. Maybe he's decrying the state of America's morals, because he has to label his gun like summer camp underwear to keep people from stealing it. Maybe it's a warning to America that the nation should vote for him...or else...something. Or maybe he's praising the justice system, whose forensic examiners would be able to identify him as the likely suspect if this weapon were used to, for example, shoot Donald Trump in the kneecap.
Maybe Bush just wants to compete with the other Republican candidates in pure crazy. But in that case, he's got a lot of catching up to do.