Jeb Bush 2016: Former President George W. Bush has talked up his brother Jeb to make a 2016 presidential run.
“My first advice is run,” Bush said in an interview slated to appear on C-Span, according to the Washington Times. “My advice would be surround yourself with good people, create an environment in which they don’t feel like they need to walk in and pander to you, but they can walk in and give you their frank opinions.
Bush added that he believes “a key component of a leader is someone who understands what he doesn’t know and then finds people and places them on a team who do know what he doesn’t know.”
Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, has remained on the fence about running in 2016‘s race.
However, Former Republican National Committee chair Haley Barbour said that Bush has “also got a problem: his last name,” according to The Atlantic. “I would put it this way — if Jeb’s last name was Brown instead of Bush, he’d probably be the front-runner for the Republican nomination.”
In a recent interview, Jeb Bush said he would not rule out running.
“I won’t [rule it out] but I’m not going to declare to today, either. That’s way off into the future,” he told the “Today” show in March.
“I have a voice and I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican Party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way,” he added.