Neil Bush says despite the fact that his mother thinks there have been enough Bushes in the White House, that his dad, former president George H. W. Bush, thinks Jeb should run for president:
POLITICO – Barbara Bush may believe her son Jeb should pass on a 2016 bid because there have been enough Bushes in the White House already. But her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, disagrees and thinks Jeb should go for it.
So revealed Jeb’s younger brother, Neil Bush, in an interview with CNN Thursday that shed additional light on the conflicting sentiments within the former first clan about another potential Bush presidential run. Neil Bush spoke candidly about his father’s desire to see another son seek the White House, and said Barbara Bush’s cautionary words won’t affect Jeb Bush’s decision.
The comments from Neil Bush came amid feverish speculation about what the former Florida governor will do, and were among the most candid, on-the-record assessments from someone inside the close-knit family.
Neil Bush described the reaction from his family when his mom said ahead of an event at the George W. Bush presidential library in Texas that there had been “enough Bushes” in the White House.
“We’re sitting in the waiting room of the hotel waiting to go to the Bush library event, and mom said that, we were all watching Jeb standing over in the corner nervously, just, like, what’s your response to that?” Neil Bush, an investor, said. “But it’s not going to affect Jeb’s decision. If you ask dad, if you ask dad the same question, should Jeb run? He’d say yes.”