Saturday, April 21, 2012

Jeb Bush Says He'd Consider VP Slot

"Well, I'd consider it, but I doubt I'll get a call."

Posted By on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 9:39 AM

One Republican who said "no" is not saying "never."

In an interview with the conservative website Newsmax, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he would consider running for vice president alongside GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

"Well, I'd consider it, but I doubt I'll get a call, and I don't know if it's the right thing for me to do," Bush told Newsmax. "I didn't run for president for a similar kind of reason, so I'm all in to try to help him get elected."

But Bush also said he thinks there is a better VP candidate: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

"I am a great admirer of Mitt Romney's, and I'm a huge fan of Marco Rubio's, and I think the combination would be extraordinary,” Bush told Newsmax.

In June 2011, Jeb Bush visited Boise to stand alongside Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna to champion the so-called "Luna Laws," the controversial education reform package passed into law in 2011, which will be the subject of three referendums on this November's ballot to overturn the initiatives. Bush dubbed the laws "a comprehensive suite of reforms that really is as important as any state effort in the last decade."

Bush, the son of U.S. president No. 41 and brother to No. 43, endorsed Romney in March but has expressed concerns about the presumptive nominee's hard line on immigration. Jeb Bush, whose wife is from Mexico and is popular among conservative Latinos, has called for more welcoming immigration policies.

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