Former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that his brother Jeb will have at least one major problem if he launches a 2016 campaign.
“Me,” he said.
“It’s an easy line to say, ‘haven’t we had enough Bushes,’” George W. Bush said at an information technology conference in Chicago, according to Politico.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hasn’t announced his 2016 campaign yet.
“That’s why you won’t see me out there, and he doesn’t need to defend me, and he’s totally different from me,” he added. “The role of family is not to be a political adviser or a policy adviser — there are plenty of those around — the role is to say, ‘hey man, I love you.”
Jeb Bush has strongly indicated he will announce a presidential bid in coming months, leading critics across both parties to raise questions about possible similarities between him and his younger brother, who left office in 2009 with the U.S. economy in freefall and some of the lowest approval ratings in modern history.