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Jeb Bush tells Today show: Won't rule out White House run in 2016

Ex-Florida gov. Jeb Bush

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Ex-Florida gov. Jeb Bush



Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stokes the will he/won't he speculation once again with an appearance on the Today show this morning, saying he wouldn't rule out a presidential run in 2016 but that he wasn't committing to anything, either.

"That's way off in the future," he told host Matt Lauer in an interview which was supposed to be about the book Bush co-wrote on immigration issues. "I have a voice, I want to share my views...I won't (rule out a presidential run) but I won't declare today, either."

Some Florida journalists remain convinced Bush will never run for president because his wife seems so opposed to the scrutiny which comes with a candidacy (just ask Ann Romney, who tried blaming the media for her husband's failed candidacy, sayimng they didn't reveal enough of the real Mitt Romney to the world. Which I thought was kinda the campaign's job.)

But, by remaining a politician in play, Jeb Bush can enjoy the media profile and attention which comes with being a possible contender, including an invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference and lots of face time on the network TV morning shows.

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[Last modified: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:10pm]


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