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
“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
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
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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