Jeb Bush Laughs Off His Mom’s Comments About Running For President
Last month when she was being interviewed as part of the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Barbara Bush, the matriarch of the Bush clan, said she didn’t believe her son Jeb should run for President because there have already been too many Bush’s in politics. Well, Jeb doesn’t seem to agree:
Jeb Bush was asked about his mother’s remark Wednesday during a question-and-answer session following a speech during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual policy conference at the Lake Huron resort town of Mackinac Island.
“What can I tell you? All I can say is we all have mothers, right?” he said as hundreds of listeners laughed and applauded.
“She is totally liberated, and God bless her.”
As for his own plans, Bush says he’s not thinking about 2016 right now:
“My thinking is not to think about it for a year,” he said. “Life teaches you that you need to make decisions in the right time – not too early, not too late. … I’ll check in maybe a year from now, 15 months from now, something like that.”
Bush, 60, who served as Florida governor from 1999-2007, said his choice about seeking the presidency would be difficult considering the effect on his family and “whether or not I’ve got the right stuff to be able to run and be successful at it. So I’m going to take my time doing that.”
Of course, that’s exactly what someone who’s planning on running for President would say.