Jeb Bush says that he may run for president, but he doesn’t really want to think about it until after the 2014 elections. Bush was promoting his new book about immigration policy on CBS News This Morning on March 5, and he said that he “was not ruling it out.”
It is understood what it means when a candidate comes out at this point and makes a statement like that. Jeb Bush is surely testing the waters for a run in 2016. He also said that he wants to be in the conversation until then, saying:
"In the interim I hope to have a voice that I can share views that might be appropriate."
Yes, he surely appears to be running. Even his new book deals with an issue that is considered paramount to the 2016 GOP platform: immigration and attracting Hispanic voters. The book, which he co-wrote with Clint Boleck is entitled, “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution."
Are three Bush presidencies a possibility? Conspiracy theorists have already exhausted the discussion of a Bush dynasty, some nefarious web of political power that fuels the Bush family's political careers.
If Jeb Bush were to run for president, it is possible that he could win despite the lingering distaste for the wars of the George W. Bush presidency. If that were to happen, though, it truly would seem like a dynasty.
Also in the USA Today on March 5, George H. W. Bush, Jeb’s father, has revised his 1999 book called, “All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings.” The elder Bush has added letters from the past 14 years, which included material written during the presidency of his son, George W. Bush. Much of the newer material added to the book deals with what he perceived as unfair treatment of his son, but one of the incidents is quite historically touching. He discusses George W. Bush’s victory in the 2004 election. He tells of his son calling him to the White House where the two presidents sat alone in the Oval Office. According to USA Today,
Right after that win, the 43rd president invited the 41st president back to the Oval Office.
"I threw on my clothes and went over there," Bush senior wrote. "The two of us sat alone in that historic office. For me it was magic."
Will the magic happen again?