(CNN) – Former first lady Barbara Bush famously said in April that she wasn't a fan of the idea of another Bush running for president, answering a question about her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and his potential 2016 aspirations.
But how does his father, former President George H.W. Bush, feel about the idea? Jeb Bush says there's a "split ballot amongst the Bush senior family" over the issue.
"Pretty sure that's the case," Bush said with laughter in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
While Jeb Bush has been widely considered as a potential contender in the next presidential cycle, the former governor has done little to stoke speculation that he's actively plotting a move.
In a Father's Day tribute, Bush talked about his dad, who turned 89 last week - about six months after illness kept him in the hospital for several weeks.
"I think it was hard at first for my dad to transition to being immobile. I think he's found the right balance," he said. "I think he's in a good place. He's mentally alert. He's funny as all get-out. He's spiritually in a place that we all should envy. He's more comfortable with his age. And that makes me happy."
Bush, who lost a 1994 gubernatorial run in Florida, reflected on his father's defeat in 1992 when he ran for a second term in the White House.
"It makes you better, you learn and grow. And I think my dad's post-presidency, he didn't miss a beat. He didn't get into any kind of 'woe is me.' He dusted himself off and led an incredible life since 1993," he said.
Asked what Father's Day was like in the Bush household, Bush said he doesn't recall ever having a celebration of his father.
"It was always about us. So, I honestly believe that he's the best dad and the best man I've ever met," he said.
Pretty much sums up this pathetic clan, "it's all about them".
Oh God, please not another Bush in the White House
"split ballot amongst the Bush senior family"
Thats is there way of saying Bush / Christie 2016
Or Christie / Bush !
aahh hell another bush with their trickle down policies. a trickle down policy might had worked back in the 50s and 60s when the world wasn't a global market, now trickle down policies only help the wealthy and third world countries who work for slave labor, because which company would pay their workers 25 dollars an hour when they can pay 2 in china. our country would only be consist of the rich and the poor, and the middle class would go into obscurity. look at these repubs states. the trickle down crap they are pushing by pushing tax money to the rich and taking it from the poor is creating more poor folks than anytime in our country's history.
George H.W. Bush – favorite President. Fair, moderate, business, yet green. George Junior? FORGET IT. Worst president in US history.
The Bush family can debate this all they want. After W. however, it will be a cold day in Hell before Americans vote for a Bush again for national office.
As two of the worst presidents in history, America will never elect another Bush to the White House.
Split hell. Try none existent.
Please give America a break, not another Bush in the White House. Haven't they caused enough harm to America?
GHW Bush would be called a Rino if he was running for office these days! The GOTP may recall him fondly, but his policies & platforms would never be accepted in their extreme environment! I always thought he was a good man, but an inefficient president, like Jimmy Carter! His son, W, brought this country to its knees, w/his self seving policies & plundering of our coffers! Jeb & George P. will never see the White House due to W's mismanagement of this nation! I appreciate any politician, R or D, who understands the responsibilities & ramafications of their chosen service to the nation (like Christie & Obama), but the W legacy looms too large for any other Bush to overcome anytime soon! Jeb loves his dad, though! That's sweet!!
I think at this point America is just plain bushed.
He won't win anything ever again after recent "happenings" in his life. His family is out forever. Just don't get lured back in by young Preston in a few years.
The next bush in the WH should be a real plant!
We don't need another republican, game show host. The brother of this moron did enough damage.
The 2 best Presidents in the history of the US. Jeb Bush would be a welcomed change from no hope not change.
George H.W. Bush doesn’t think we’ve had enough Bushes in the White House, Jeb says.
Mar 5, 2013 – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday professed his affection for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R)
Big Wheels Keep On Turning 2016
Run, Jeb, run. you can finish the job your brother started...The Chinese are hoping!
If am left to pick the opinions of all the Bushes put together and Barbara, in this context, I will go for Barbs......honestly what the Bush dynasty require now is rather political rehabilitation, just like the Repubs, their party.
Yeh, go ahead. Clinton v. Bush 16. Kinda like York v. Lancaster in 1466. YAWN