Skip to comments.George W. Bush Tells Jeb to ‘Run,’ Says Jeb vs. Hillary Would Make ‘Fantastic Photo’ [VIDEO]
Posted on 04/24/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT by bimboeruption
Former President George W. Bush says he isnt interested in playing on the national political stage any longer. But for family, hes making an exception.
Asked in an interview with ABC News Diane Sawyer whether he thinks his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should run for president in 2016, the ex-president was unequivocal.
Hed be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesnt need my counsel cause he knows what it is, which is run, the elder Bush brother said about Jebs possible candidacy, in an interview that first aired Wednesday on World News with Diane Sawyer. But whether he does or not, its a very personal decision.
The former president even allowed himself to picture the potential 2016 matchup: Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. It would be a family rematch of the 1992 election, when George H.W. Bush lost to Bill Clinton.
Itll be a fantastic photo here. It would certainly eclipse the museum and the center, Bush said on the eve of the formal opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University, just outside Dallas. Im interested in politics. Im, you know, Im fascinated by all the gossip and stuff that goes on. But the field wont be become clear til after the midterms.
Asked for a word of advice to the Republican Party, the former president struck an optimistic note amid rounds of GOP soul-searching: You will exist in the future, he said with a smile.
On several major issues, though, Bush made clear hes staying away from day-to-day political battles.
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fool me 3 times, shame on me
...go cut some wood George
Jeb Bush was best Governor that Florida has had in my lifetime.
He would make a good president.
"What difference does it make?"
Laura looks lovely.
Bush and Clinton....just like those good old days at Mena Airport.
NO MORE BUSH!! Jeb is being sent in to finish the job, if the current crop of traitors fail. Amnesty will be the end of America!!
And until we begin to name it and fight it...we haven't even begun to save ourselves...our civilization.
If Jeb said that...I might listen to him.
Turns out she’s a freaking abortion pusher. Pure EVIL!!
It occurred to me, how else could he answer that stupid question? Is he supposed to say, no, he would su**?
Just clueless interviewing all the way around, imho.
The CIA is the common link.
No more Bush!! No more Clinton! No more Paul! Dynasties suck!!
I have no interest in anyone running who isn't full in, head full of steam, ready to go to the mattresses to win....
fight the corruption...fight the fraud....and SAY SO PUBLICLY....
1. He opposed oil & natural gas drilling off the Florida coast.
2. He stated he would be willing to raise taxes in a deal with the ‘RATS...just like dear ol’ dad.
Two Country Club Republicans named Bush in the Oval Office is enough.
Levin is talking about this very issue now.
Read my lips, no new Bushes.
(White House photo by Pete Souza)
No more political dynasties!
That will cause me to change my voter registration to Independent.
To quote a famous race pimp: “stay out the bushes”. I’m just saying . . .
grumpy cat would puke at the idea
Mark Levin is currently putting a major smackdown on this trial balloon.
Way to go, Mark!!
JUST SAY NO!!!
No more Bush Whitehouse
I don’t care about “fantastic photos”, I care about turning this nation around. That will NOT happen with a RINO candidate. We tried that two elections in a row.... and we now have the United Socialist States of Amerika.
“Jeb Bush was best Governor that Florida has had in my lifetime.”
RINO. I know a state employee who got his job privatized under Bush. Virtually all of those who lost their jobs to contractors became supervisors of the contractors who were now doing their jobs. The privatization would have worked if they’d eliminated the workers who had their job privatized. Or, at least sent them off to do other jobs. But, instead of handling phone calls, my buddy listens in to a contractor who handles the phone calls.
I will not vote for Jeb!!!!!!!
What is this love affair some freepers have with the Bushes? I see comments on this very thread airing on the side of "Well, maybe one more Bush..."
NO NO NO. Bush has become a dirty word. It will be a landslide defeat for the gop if Jeb runs. If he is nominated I would be convinced once and for all that the gop wants to lose in order to forward the marxist leftist agenda.
Even if Jeb could win (which he absolutely could not), what good would it be to us? We need a real conservative, not a democrat masquerading as a conservative. The Bushes epitomize the lite section of the republican party.
Run away. Rubio is carrying the amnesty water pretty well all by himself.
He not only shot it down, he set it on fire and left it a smoking ruin.
I’m in complete agreement! Was only pointing out the reality of being in the same position to answer a question about my family member.
If it goes the way of Jeb, I would never ever ever ever ever vote for him, ever!
How so? Setting the stage for Crist?
Stay Out Da Bushes!!!
Jeb would not win a primary. He’d struggle to get a single state. I just can’t imagine a room of people screaming “Jeb, Jeb!”, unless it was swiftly followed with “f*ck off”.
Well, I couldn’t imagine a room of people screaming “Mitt, Mitt!”, and he seemed to do ok.
I wouldn’t put anything past the establishment and wouldn’t be surprised in the least if Jeb ended up the nominee in 2016.
I’m more interested in a great conservative leader than in a fantastic photo.
He is an open borders, one world order elite and he would destroy the republican party forever. Millions of us will never... and I mean NEVER vote for another Bush again. GHW Bush damaged every single Conservative advance that Reagan accomplished.
Bush vs. Clinton again. No matter who wins, America loses.
Come on George, get a damn grip.
No more Mitt McLames. There will be a much larger base-voter turnout roll-off next time.
Mitt won because, one by one, the Conservative choices self destructed. Bachmann led early but gaffed herself out of the nomination. Cain led later, but he either couldn't control himself or caved under false accusations. I hope it was the latter and he caved due to inexperience, because I still think he would be a great choice if that was the case.
The rest of the candidates were simply ineffective.
Laura and her mother-in-law, Prune Face both.
What he will say is that mexicans are really Americans and that we must make illegals legal and give them citizenship... and along with it... most of our wealth.
Does such a thing even exist anymore? I often lose track of how long ago Reagan was, and then get a gutcheck when I realize its been 24 long years. And Reagan, in his dress, his appearance, his oratory skills, and his moral courage was a throwback even then.
I cannot think of one person today who is even remotely close to Reagan. And if such a person did exist, he wouldn't win in this godless, soulless place that was once the greatest nation on earth. Freedom's last stand on earth, to quote Reagan...