George W. Bush Wishes Jeb Would Have Ran for President This Year

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George W. Bush has remained relatively quiet throughout the Republican primary race. That's not unusual for former presidents, and, perhaps, most candidates may not have been rushing for his support anyway. But it seems that none of the current candidates were Bush's favorites. He much would have preferred that his brother Jeb ran in 2012, a factoid revealed by his wife Laura Bush today while speaking in Sarasota.

Laura Bush was speaking as part of a townhall series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota yesterday. The speech steered clear of partisan politics, but the former first lady did laud her brother-in-law Jeb, the former Governor of Florida when asked if he would ever run for president.

"[George] and I wish he would," Laura Bush said according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "We wanted him to this time."

Mrs. Bush said Jeb would make a "wonderful" president in part because of his work on education policy, but add "we're out of politics, as George would say, but still interested in policy."

It's hard to read this is an indication that the Bushes aren't impressed with the crop of 2012 candidates, but there certainly numerous Republicans out there who aren't impressed with the Romneys and Santorums and wish Jebbers would have jumped in.

Jeb of course repeatedly ruled out running in 2012 but has left the door open for a run in the future.

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Gay Agenda
Gay Agenda

< Wishes The New Times "would have RUN" a headline without grammatical error.

"Rarely is the question asked, 'Is our children learning?'" - George W. Bush

oOBlackHandOo
oOBlackHandOo

Of course they was that poor dullard, Jeb in the white house... They are not done sticking it up the American peoples @ss yet....

Not another Bush
Not another Bush

It was a Bush, George W., who forced us into Iraq. Haven't we lost $1 TRILLION there and didn't we kill 100,000 Iraqi's?

Who would want another Bush? Just his sister-in-law?

Jeb who?
Jeb who?

What has Jeb done lately? Don't people realize George W. Bush was an idiot who set the policy which put us in a recession?

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Rick Santorum is the anti-gay, anti-abortion guy who is running on these social issues. Never mind health reform or jobs. Or anything important or non-discriminatory, for that matter.



Feldnick
Feldnick

See, we DO have a 'royal family'!

Natalie
Natalie

The only thing any Bush family member could run for is the bathroom. Who would vote for a sibling for the all-time worst president in US history?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

People are sick of the Bush family brand and the world is moving away from them.

This is the kind of republican that makes the party undesirable

Vickychristian
Vickychristian

Seriously? I'll betcha Obama beats Bush at all-time worst!!

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