Barbara Bush: I hope Jeb doesn’t run

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There’s no question that Jeb Bush is the most qualified candidate for president in 2016, Barbara Bush tells C-Span in an interview that was just released as part of the channel’s first lady series.

With Chris Christie confronted with questions about Bridge-gate/Bridge-ghazi, there has been much speculation of late about how the scandal may clear the way for the former governor of Florida to enter the race for the White House.

His mother’s endorsement, however, comes with a caveat. Continue reading

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‘We’ve lost our way’

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That’s Jeb Bush on where the Republican Party is at the moment. While flogging his new book on immigration on NBC’s “Today Show,” the easygoing former governor of Florida covered several topics including:

  • He doesn’t rule out more revenue in a budget deal despite “the biggest tax increase in American history”: “There may be (room for revenue) if the president is sincere about dealing with our structural problems.”
  • He “loves” Chris Christie, and was “a little surprised” that the New Jersey gov wasn’t invited to CPAC.
  • Does his book, media appearances signal he’s running in 2016? He’s not ruling it out. “I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and Republican Party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way.”

If you ask me, Jeb’s running.

 

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