George W. Bush’s brother Jeb ‘wants’ the White House

Washington – It may just be brotherly love, but former
president George W. Bush said Thursday that his younger
sibling Jeb wants the White House in 2016 — and he’s
encouraging him to run.
“I think he wants to be president,” George Bush told Fox
News.
“I think (Jeb would) be a great president. He understands
what it’s like to be president.”
Jeb Bush, a favorite among some establishment Republicans
who believe he would be a prime opponent to an
increasingly likely run by former secretary of state Hillary
Clinton, has said he will decide next year.
“(Jeb) and I had a conversation. I of course was pushing for
him to run for president, he of course was saying, ‘I haven’t
made up my mind,’” the former commander-in-chief said.
But George Bush said there was plenty of family presidential
precedent to turn to in helping make a decision.
“He’s seen his dad (George H.W. Bush), he’s seen his brother.
And so he’s a very thoughtful man, and he’s weighing his
options.”
Jeb Bush, 61, is viewed as a mainstream Republican and less
ideologically rigid than the conservatives considering a
presidential run, like Senator Ted Cruz.
Jeb Bush, who served as Florida governor from 1999 to
2007, has notably expressed support for immigration
reform, including the mass legalization of undocumented
workers.
A survey of Florida voters this month showed odds-on
Democratic frontrunner Clinton ahead of all potential
Republican rivals — including Bush and Florida native son
Senator Marco Rubio — in a hypothetical 2016 race.
The Clinton-Bush matchup was closest at 46 percent to 44
percent, within the poll’s margin of error.

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