(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."
Oh no, no no no. that ain't gonna happen. Are you guys crazy??? Just asking for more trouble. Down with the Rupublicans!!!
god save us all.....
For the first time in nearly three decades, there won’t be a Bush on the presidential ballot this November. – There wasnt a Bush on the ballot in 1996.
the simple thought of another "bush" in the whitehouse makes me Simultaneously clench my fists in rage and vomit in disgust.
I love Jeb. He'd be a wonderful candidate. Too bad he's another Bush.
Now that is one frightening proposition.
NO HE SHOULDN'T BECAUSE NO HE CANT
Jeb had a chance to before big brother screwed everything up.
He sounds like a more thoughtful and prudent guy but I would not want to take a chance on him.
I have heard Jeb is alittle more Liberal then the 2 others...I dont care. We dont need a dynasty as we have already. No more Bushs'
In the words of the great pop singer Witney Houston
"HELL TO THE NAWL!" in proper english this phrase translates to "HELL TO THE NO"
NO MORE BUSH
don't do it
Jeb did a good job here in Florida but he made ti clear then he was not planning to run for president. Maybe this is a Bush with the family brains.
We need another Bush in the White House like we need a flu epidemic!
Oh no you don't!
See what happens when you try to have a dynasty? Thanks a lot George and Bill.
You got to be kidding me! He brought the worst thing to Florida with this dumb FCAT testing. It's shame that we have to even think that this may be true. God save us!
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Please, please, pleeeease run, Jeb Bush.
It's looking like the Bush family might be the best thing to happen to the progressive movement in a long time.
"For the first time in nearly three decades, " – 1996 was 12 years ago. Hardly "nearly 3 decades"
Bush 88, Clinton 92, Clinton 96, Bush 00, Bush 04... I think this is enough with families controlling the whitehouse, we don't need Clinton or Bush 08, 12, 16... this is a democracy not a monarchy.
HAVEN'T WE BEEN BUSHWHACKED ENOUGH? THE LAST THING THIS COUNTRY NEEDS IS ANOTHER ROYAL FAMILY WANNA BE.
If Jeb Bush ever gets elected President, Mexico will have to re-enforce the border wall to keep the Americans out.
Mc Cain 2008
Let him run against Hillary in 2012 now there would be a race!
It would be a sad day if another Bush won the presidency.
christina June 16th, 2008 1:02 pm ET
No one with at least 2% of brain usage would put another Bush in office!!!
Some people are thinking about voting for McCain which says alot since he has the same policies as Bush. Having a third bush in office seems plausible. sad but true.