The former first lady, while giving her son Jeb Bush a strong vote of confidence, said, “[T]here’s no question in my mind that Jeb is the best-qualified person to run for president, but I hope he won’t … There are other families. I refuse to accept that this great country isn’t raising other wonderful people.”
Best qualified person to run for president?
This is being spun as Ms. Bush’s disapproval of a Jeb candidacy, but it’s a far cry from, “If nominated, I will not run, if elected, I will not serve.”
I can think of no circumstances under which I would ever vote for another member of the Bush family, given the disastrous record of previous Bush presidencies.