(CNN) – For only the second time in nearly three decades, there won’t be a Bush on the presidential ballot this November. But that absence may not be a permanent one, the current White House occupants hinted Sunday.
President Bush was asked by a SkyNews correspondent whether the end of his term marked the end of the Bush presidential dynasty that began with his father’s Oval Office tenure 20 years ago.
In response, Bush singled out his brother, who has often been mentioned as a possible Republican presidential contender. "Well, we've got another one out there who did a fabulous job as governor of Florida, and that's Jeb,” he said. “But you know, you better ask him whether or not he's thinking of running. But he'd be a great president."
There had been wide speculation in 2000 that Jeb Bush would enter the Republican primary race that was won by his brother.
During the SkyNews interview, first lady Laura Bush added that public service was an "unbelievable” life.
"One of the reasons George and his brother, Jeb, served in office is because they admired their father [Presient George H.W. Bush] so much," she said.
Asked whether that meant her husband was not “the last Bush," she responded: “Well, who knows. We'll see."
A third Bush? Is that one of the signs of the apocalypse? Lord save us all.
No more Bush in the office.....NO NO NO NO NO NO
Go fishing Bush's
I had a nightmare like this. I woke up in a cold sweat. Worse nightmare I ever had.
Which Bush was on a ticket in 1996? Was 1996 "three decades ago"!? How long have I been asleep? What year is it?
Good god, not another one...
Let's hope this Bush is the last one!
Yuck, is all I can say!
I just threw up my lunch.
hehehe this is silly.
Technically, that may be correct. However, since McCain's platform is essentially an extension of the George W. Bush platform, Jeb would be the fourth.
Three decades? So then the '96 election between Clinton/Gore and Dole/Kemp doesn't count?
JEB IS AN IDIOT JUST LIKE HIS FATHER AND BROTHER!
HE SCREWED FLORIDA UP AND DUMPED THE MESS ON CRIST WHO IS A JOKE AS WELL!!!!
THESE PEOPLE SHOULDN'T HOLD ANY OFFICE!
That'll never happen. He'd need to change his name to ever stand a chance. Besides, Johnny McBush is trying to become the 3rd Bush already.
Well.. if Obama wins... another Bush will look good by comparison.
Help US ALL!! No more Bushes! Two is ENOUGH!!!
there was no Bush on the presidential ballot in 1996
The thought made my stomach hurt!
Was a Bush on the presidential ballot in 1996?
The first phrase is inaccurate - no Bush was on a ticket in 1996.
First line: "For the first time in nearly three decades, there won’t be a Bush on the presidential ballot this November."
What about 1996? I don't remember a Bush on the ballot, but I suppose I may have forgotten.
McCain IS ANOTHER BUSH , WE NEED TO STOP HIM .
Good lord if they think his brother has a ghost chance in hell of winning they are completely buts! Talk about winning by a landslide!
I bet that is the reason though they have Mc Cain running this time they want to get rid of him because they know they are going to lose
" For the first time in nearly three decades, there won’t be a Bush on the presidential ballot this November."
What about 1996? Dole-Kemp?
In retrospect, I believe that the first Bush would have been more than enough. The twelve years of the Bush Dynasty have been the low points in our American history. We certainly don't need another Bush.