March 6th, 2013
01:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Would Jeb Bush's biggest problem in 2016 be another Bush?

Washington (CNN) – Jeb Bush has been doing something he's never really done before: talking publicly about running for president.

As he does the television interview circuit this week around the release of a new book, "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution," the former Florida governor and son and brother of former presidents is openly discussing his thinking on a run for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • George W. Bush • Jeb Bush
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Thanks Jeb, but going all the way back to Nazi crook Prescott, your family has done quite enough for this country.

    March 6, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. fiftyfive55

    Well,he would have to overcome his father & brother's New World Order and the negative impact it's had on America.I know the American worker will never forgive the Bushes assault on our jobs and exportation of entire industries.

    March 6, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  3. freedom

    Same question could be asked about Hilary (what difference does it make!) Clinton. And to make things worse, her husband, Bill (I didn't have sex with that woman) Clinton, would be in the White House again! Double issues.

    March 6, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    His biggest problem with me will be his handling of the 2000 Florida general election. Both Bush and the FL Sec'y of State.

    March 6, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  5. rs

    There can be no doubt that George W. Bush was among the absolute worst Presidents ever (for a wide and varied number of reasons from personal, to policy to party). Therefore the "Bush" name will be a challenge for any candidate, related or not, to overcome no matter how sensible they may appear to be.
    If Republicans wish to cede another election to the Democrats, run Bush.

    March 6, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Actually, Jeb Bush's biggest problem is going to be explaining *why* he wants to be POTUS, and what makes him think that he can actually *win* given the legacy of the Bush family name. The trick is going to be finding a way to answer those two important questions without seeming like .. seeming like(?) ... well, seeming like he's another Bush.

    March 6, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. The REAL Truth...

    Hasn't the Bush family done enough damage to this country already?? I can't believe anyone would seriously consider another Bush as candidate for President. The again, there were plenty that voted for Mittens.. lord help us!

    March 6, 2013 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Why do we need another Bush ?

    They had there chance

    March 6, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    We had enough with Bush NO more Bush

    March 6, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    @freedom:

    You agree that neither a Bush nor a Clinton should be on the next presidential ballot?
    Or are you simply trying to drag Hillary down into the gutter with you?

    March 6, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. Wake up People!

    Don't worry Jeb. You're a good ole boy with white skin and Bush for a last name, the good white folks of the GOP will welcome you with open arms. Heck, you're a shoo-in.

    March 6, 2013 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. dallas

    Of course that's jebs biggest problem! Why do you think he waited two terms before throwing his name into the race?

    March 6, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Actually, Jeb Bush's biggest problem is going to be explaining *why* he wants to be POTUS, and what makes him think that he can actually *win* given the legacy of the Bush family name. The trick is going to be finding a way to answer those two important questions without seeming like .. seeming like(?) ... well, seeming like he's another Bush.
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    And it would be very typical of the media to not judge the man on his qualifications but rather on what they perceived his brother to be. Very typical indeed.

    March 6, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |