Jeb Bush ‘wants to be president’ – George W. Bush

Jeb Bush (Reuters / Mary F. Calvert)RT

The chorus calling for ex-president George W. Bush’s brother Jeb to run for head of state in 2016 continues to get louder – and it appears the former Florida governor may be willing to throw his hat in the ring.

Former US President George W. Bush said on Thursday that he thinks his brother “wants to be president,”in an interview with Fox News.  

“I think he’d be a great president,” Bush told Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade. “He understands what it’s like to be president…he’s seen his dad, he’s seen his brother. He’s a very thoughtful man and he’s weighing his options.”

Bush added he is encouraging younger brother Jeb to enter the presidential race.

“I, of course, was pushing him to run for president,” the 43rd president said. “He, of course, was saying, ‘I haven’t made up my mind,’ and I truly don’t think he has.”

“Plus, I don’t think he liked it that his older brother was pushing him,” he added.

This is not the first time Jeb Bush has been told to run for office by a family member. Earlier this year, sibling Neil Bush explained that his father – 41st President George H.W. Bush – wants Jeb to run despite the fact that former First Lady Barbara Bush said there have been “enough Bushes” in the White House.

“We’re sitting in the waiting room of the hotel waiting to go to the Bush library event, and mom said that, we were all watching Jeb standing over in the corner nervously, just, like, what’s your response to that?”Neil said at the time to CNN. “But it’s not going to affect Jeb’s decision. If you ask dad, if you ask dad the same question, should Jeb run? He’d say yes.”

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush himself furthered speculation in April when he confirmed he is “thinking about running for president.”

In addition to talking up his brother, George W. Bush also talked about current President Barack Obama, who recently renewed American military action in Iraq. Bush said that while he supported leaving a contingent of troops behind in Iraq, he would not criticize Obama for withdrawing US combat forces.

“The president has to make the choices he thinks are important. I’m not going to second guess our president. I understand how tough the job is,” he said. “To have a former president bloviating and second-guessing, I don’t think is good for the presidency or the country. He and his team will make the best informed decisions they can make.”

Bush also expressed support for what he believes is the correct long-term strategy in the Middle East, which is to promote democracy while directly combating terrorism.

“Americans have got to understand that the lesson of 9/11 is still important today as it was right after 9/11,” he said, “and that is the human condition elsewhere matters to our national security.”

10 thoughts on “Jeb Bush ‘wants to be president’ – George W. Bush

  1. Can’t the Bush’s just go hide in a bush and leave us all the hell alone? If Jeb Bush wanted to become president, he could easily do so since he is the one who invented the rigging of the voting machines, in addition to his family history. I find it amazing that people aren’t seeing that these family Dynasties are running for president all the time and that it’s always the same families. No one ever stops to think and ask why 300 plus million other people in the country aren’t or can’t run for president.

    What part of “RIGGED” do people not understand?

    1. Jeb Bush, just what we need. Another Bush in the White House who’s the spawn of the convicted war criminal, Prescott Bush, who aided the Nazi’s in WW2. Yes, just a bunch of “good ole boys” to see us through these dark times while raking in millions more. Do you suppose Dick Cheney will be offered the V.P. position? What a treat that would be. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! The only thing they lack this time is weapons of mass distinction!

  2. Yeah, just as soon as his brother George coughs up the AIDS vaccine that they’ve been sitting on for over three decades and makes financial restitution for participating in the destruction of our nation.

    Pablo Escobar, his sicarios, and I were vaccinated in the early 80’s when the politicians came down and took over the cocaine trade.

  3. Like George Carlin told us long ago “They gotta club and you ain’t in it” held true then and holds true to this day. It is amazing how many still hold on to the myth that their vote really counts and that they are going to use the voting booth to fix this mess. Same goes for the myth that the corrupt criminal courts are going to ever really allow this to be fixed for the betterment of the citizens,that is a myth too! What you can count on it the further reduction of what rights you have left and the future growth of the police state to ensure that you comply. The borders are wide open and everything under the sun is coming over them from criminals to know their new voting block to ensure their end results.

    1. I agree with Henry when he says anyone participating in this fraud of elections and voting is a traitor for supporting the status quo.

  4. “Jeb Bush ‘wants to be president’ ”

    And I want a date with Jessica Alba.

    I think we’re both SOL.

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