Jeb Bush's Parents Remain Split On His Potential 2016 Presidential Run

Jun 17, 2013

There’s been a lot of speculation about potential 2016 presidential contenders. That includes former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the brother and son of two former U.S. Presidents. But, there may be at least one person in his family that doesn’t want him to carry on the family legacy.

Many in the Bush family want former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for President in 2016. But, his mother? Not so much.

“It’s not just for families or whatever. There are other people out there who are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,” said Barbara Bush.

The Former First Lady made those remarks in an April “Today Show” interview.  And, just this past weekend, Jeb Bush confirmed on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that his mother’s views hasn’t changed.

“I think we’ve got a split ballot amongst the Bush senior family. I’m pretty sure that’s the case,” said Jeb Bush.

Bush is the son of former President George H.W. Bush, who served one term.  He’s also the younger brother of former President George W. Bush, who served two terms and is current President Barack Obama’s predecessor.

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