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Dubya says brother Jeb should make White House run in 2016, but Barbara Bush rejects idea

Former President George W. Bush tells ABC News on Wednesday night that his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, should enter the 2016 presidential race.

On Thursday morning, speaking on NBC's Today Show, former First Lady Barbara Bush said just the opposite.

“There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,” she told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Thursday from inside her son's presidential library.

When asked whether she expects Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, to make a presidential run, Mrs. Bush said there are many worthy candidates.

“It’s a great country. There are a lot of great families and it’s not just four families,” she said.

“He’s the most qualified, but I don’t think he’ll run.”

Click for Barbara Bush's remarks/video here

On Wednesday night, George W., said his younger brother, Jeb, would “be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so," in an ABC's “World News with Diane Sawyer.

"He doesn’t need my counsel ’cause he knows what it is, which is ‘run,’ ” the elder Bush brother said. “But whether he does or not, it’s a very personal decision.”

Bush then made a 2016 prediction: Hillary vs. Jeb.

Click here for ABC News clip featuring more of the interview with George W. Bush

 

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R.Berthaut

As a Democrat and implacable Bush basher, I would applaud Jeb Bush and whatever other GOP troglodyte chooses to run on the Republican ticket. Why not? Jeb couldn't possibly be as monumental a failure as his incompetent bone headed brother, Ole Dubyah--that is, if he actually wins the presidential election. Anyone the Grand Old Tea Party puts up for office doesn't have a prayer, especially if Hilary Clinton runs on the Democratic ticket. Go Jeb!

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