Former President George W. Bush seems to think a Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign may actually happen, saying that his brother Jeb “wants to be President.”
In a related report by The Inquisitr, it may not be too surprising to hear that Jeb Bush believes that a Republican-led Senate can restore America. It’s possible that Jeb will have the chance to find out if his assertion is true since many experts seem to agree that a combination of Obama’s approval ratings drop with both women and Hispanics will lead to the Democrats losing a good number of seats during the 2014 mid-term elections.
In an interview with Fox News, the former president said Jeb Bush has the ability to serve as Commander in Chief of the United States.
“Yes, I think he wants to be president,” he said. “I think he’d be a great president. He understands what it’s like to be president — for not only the person running or serving, plus family. He’s seen his dad. He’s seen his brother.”
The former Governor of Florida has not announced whether he will run for president in 2016, but he looks like a presidential candidate as he meets with voters around the country discussing issues such as immigration reform. But other potential Republican candidates for the 2016 election have been far more active in national politics recently, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. There’s even the possibility that Mitt Romney will run in 2016, although he has denied the possibility in the past.
Still, George W. Bush claims his brother is a “very thoughtful man and will be weighing his options.” Due to Jeb’s background as governor, he can claim he has a solid record of accomplishment on education, jobs, and growth, allowing himself to be portrayed as a presidential candidate with actual executive office experience. But Jeb also has the Bush family name acting as a potential anchor, since it’s possible many Republican would vote the GOP ticket over a Democrat. However, they wouldn’t vote for him during the primary elections over other Republican options.
The real question is whether Hillary Clinton will run in the 2016 presidential elections. Although her stint as U.S. Secretary of State caused a marked drop in popularity, she still polls higher than any potential Republican eyeing the field. It’s said that Hillary won’t declare her intention to run until early 2015, so it’s possible any potential Jeb Bush 2016 presidential campaign would do the same.