Wednesday, May 10, 2006
G W Bush thinks his brother should run for President
According to Fox News, President George W Bush suggested Wednesday that he would like to see his family's White House legacy continue, perhaps with his younger brother John Ellis Bush (JEB) as the chief executive. Is it time for another Bush in the White House?
The president said Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is well-suited for another office and would make "a great president." Some would beg to differ, some might agree.
"I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that's his intention or not," Bush said in an interview with Florida reporters, according to an account on the St. Petersburg Times Web site.
The president said he had "pushed him fairly hard about what he intends to do," but Jeb has not said.
Jeb Bush, 53, will end his second term as governor in January. His brother George ends his second presidential term in January 2009. Neither can seek re-election because of term limits. Maybe they will both end up fishing on George's boat in Crawford?
Jeb Bush has repeatedly said he is not going to run in 2008.
Former President George H.W. Bush told CNN's "Larry King Live" last year that he would like Jeb Bush to run one day and that he would be "awfully good" as president.
The Florida governor laughed when asked about his father's comments last June. "Oh, Lord," he said and shook his head no. "I love my dad."
I am thinking that I would like to see Senator John McCain take the Republican nomination for President in 2008, with maybe Dr Rice as VP. If I could decide for the Democrats, I'd like to see John Edwards or even Howard Dean with Hillary as VP. That would be an interesting show. I think Jeb Bush should have 4 years off before deciding to run for President. What do you think?
Posted by Rob Good at 6:37 PM