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George W. Bush faces pressure to boost brother Jeb






Barbara Bush charmed New Hampshire. Now it’s George W. Bush’s turn to sell his brother in South Carolina — and Jeb has to do better than fourth.

The former president and his wife, Laura, will appear with Jeb Monday evening at North Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. W. has raised money for his brother, but those were heady days; his campaign trail debut comes at a live-or-die moment.

Jeb Bush’s struggle is enduring, the privilege of family versus individual drive and accomplishment.

"I love my father and my brother. I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to make," Bush said in February, confronting the issue months before he became an official candidate. "But I am my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and own experiences."

[Last modified: Monday, February 15, 2016 12:08am]


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