The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review caught up with former Florida Jeb Bush yesterday and asked him about his endorsement of Mitt Romney and who his VP pick should be. Bush chose the man to whom he bestowed the Sword of Chiang (derived from "Unleash Chiang Kai-shek") when Marco Rubio was Florida House Speaker.
Bush, 59, the son of a president and brother of another, pushed aside any interest in running with Romney. But he has strong feelings on whom he wants Romney to pick as a running mate.
"Marco Rubio," he said of the freshman Florida GOP senator, who served as a volunteer on Bush's governor's campaign. Bush described Rubio, 40, as "dynamic, joyful, disciplined and principled."
"He is the best orator of American politics today, a good family man. He is not only a consistent conservative, but he has managed to find a way to communicate a conservative message full of hope and optimism," Bush said.