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Jeb Bush taking time on 2016 decision

Jeb Bush just wrapped up an appearance at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan, touching on education policy, immigration and whether he'll run for president in 2016.

"My thinking is to not think about it for a year," Bush said. "I'm 60 ... life teaches you need to make decisions in the right time."

Asked about his mother's recent declaration that the country has had "enough Bushes," the former Florida governor laughed and said, "Look, all I can say is we all have mothers."

Bush made an appeal for school choice, comparing it to the benefits of being able to go to Publix in Coral Gables and choose between milks: whole, skim, strawberry, almond and soy. He expressed optimism on immigration reform: "It is not the American way to keep people in the shadows. And he urged the GOP to move past an agenda that opposes everything: "We've got to be for things again."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:59pm]


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