Skip to comments.Brother Jeb would make 'great' US president: Bush
Posted on 05/10/2006 10:19:49 AM PDT by Daytyn71
Brother Jeb would make 'great' US president: Bush May 10 12:05 PM US/Eastern
President George W. Bush praised his brother, Florida governor Jeb Bush, as an "excellent" leader who would make a "great president" of the United States, according to news accounts.
"I think Jeb would be a great president. But it's up to Jeb to make a decision to run," Bush told reporters at a roundtable interview here with several Florida newspapers.
"I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that's his intention or not," said the president, in comments published in the St Petersburg Times, and other dailies.
Bush said he had "pushed him fairly hard about what he intends to do," but said Jeb would not tip his hand.
"I have no idea what he's going to do. I've asked him that question myself. I truly don't think he knows," Bush said.
He added that his brother's "political future is very bright - if he chooses to have a political future. But he is an independent-minded guy. His priority is his family."
The Bush family is one of the pre-eminent US political dynasties, with the Bush brothers' father, George Herbert Walker Bush, having also served a stint as US president.
I wonder what Jeb would do about drilling for oil in the Gulf.
B43 "With us or against us..."
I think that we've learned our lesson with the Bush family.
Jeb ain't running anyway. He's made that clear.
He's plainly too sensitive.
No more Bushes, no more Nixons, no more Doles. There's been one on every ticket since 1952 (excepting the the great '64 Goldwater race). Somebody else can have a chance. I tired of being led by the same old people.
I'm for Allen!! He's as close to Reagan and Goldwater as we'll get.
No more RINOs.
George W is right about Jeb. He would make a great President.
Lookout, folks! The King's Men will be by soon to encourage you to vote for the Tories...
The added bonus of seeing the Dowds and the Huffingtons and the Finemans and the Rathers of this world become absolutely UNGLUED would make me happy. Viva la Bush. W is the best President ever.
Maybe Jeb could work for a full 8 years.
Fool me three times shame on you!
Fool me four times, shame on me.
41, 43, 43...
Puleez. No more Bush's or Clintons.
I'm a "Unite'er not a divide'er"- Dubya..
and George has been uniting with democrats and divideing from others ever since..
You know, like John McLaim..
I don't think we'll see another Bush president. The Republican and conservative base now realize that we've been had -- these are, and always have been, country club liberals who are desperate to fit in with the "right people" from Skull and Bones and the Ivy League who look down their noses at anything "right wing", except when they need their votes at election time. We don't need another boondoggle Medicare prescription drug plan, higher spending than LBJ, an endless and unnecessary war 10,000 miles away that costs the lives of our best men and women at a horrendous price for an ungrateful populace, while ignoring our borders at home and castigating those who care about maintaining this coutnry as a viable entity as racists. The Bushes would be nowhere in politics but for Ronald Reagan, who unfortunately, made 41 his vice president. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on us!!
Allen is far from Reagan, not even close.
Mike Pence is the true Reagan Conservative
The irony is that Jeb is the smartest of the bunch. His bad luck, I'd guess.
Speaking as someone who spends a lot of time in Florida, I'd like to say G.W. is RIGHT. :)
I think it's all an act.
Allen seems to be the best bet right now. But I would vote for Jeb too. However, I think the country is suffering from Bush fatigue and would balk at another Bush in the office so soon.
Look, the bottom line for me is:
NO MORE DEMOCRATS!
I'll hold my nose and vote for McLame or Hagel before I let a 'rat (and I used to be one!) get into the Oval Office!!
Yes we have
Yhis is one of the most consistently misquoted Dubya sayings.
Just what we need, more Bushes, Clintons, Doles, Kennedys, and Medicis.
Yeah, he's the best president ever with 31% poll number.
He's losing conservatives by the thousands every day.
He may be a good and decent man, but his policies are driving conservatives out. And that is a fact.
And no more Clintons.
BY 2007 so called "conservatives" on FR will be denouncing Allen as a RINO.
let me add I think Allen would make a good Prez.
As a former rat myself I agree 100%. I'd prefer Allen, Rice, or Santorum, but if McCain wins the nomination I will vote for him. I can't believe so many Freepers have forgotten what things were like under Clinton already.
Hey, I'm entitled to my fantasy.
I've had enough of the Bush's and their globalist, elitest clap-trap.
I don't think any current Republican is worth voting for. ...Third party, here I come. And I have to say I don't sh*t if it puts Hillary in the WH. These people just trade the job back and forth anyway. The right and left arm of the same ugly-a$$ gorilla.
Sorry. I will not vote for McCain. If he's the nominee (and I don't think he will be), I'll leave that office blank or vote Libertarian or Contstitution. If he gets into office, it will be without my help.
Oh, come on. It would be worth it just to see the dimwit liberals with exploding heads at the prospect of another Bush!
Fortunately, I don't think he will be the nominee either.
You left out NO MORE CLINTONS! NO MORE GORE!
NO MORE BUSH!!!
This is not a monarchy....we need to get better people to become leaders. They are out there, but won't run due to the nastiness of politics.
"Unglued" = thrilled beyond belief.
Please enlighten with the accurate quote.
I'm for Allen too! But we have not heard a peep from him.
We need a Pied Piper to lead the way, and I don't see him or anyone else leading the way. I voted for Bush twice, and my stomach turns when I see how he allows the immigration issue to fester like it is. Vicente Fox must have a picture of Bush with a Billy Goat!
Jeb Bush? No, never, not ever. Not after the fiasco in his state over the murder of Terri Schiavo.
Enough of the Bushes already.
It's someone else's turn now. (Hi, Condi!!)
Why don't you request that they chisel that slogan onto your tombstone.
They already are.
Jeb is a great governor, and would make a great president. Florida's economy is the best in the nation, with limited government compared to most states.