Would the world enjoy a third Bush family member in the White House? The current president, George W Bush, says yes, and that his younger brother, who is named Jeb, would make a great president.
Jeb Bush, 53, is currently the governor of Florida, which is the southeastern most state in the lower 48. Residents of Florida have told pollsters that they approve of the younger Bush as governor, by 55 percent...about 23 percentage points more than Jeb's brother George has (by national polls) in the White House as of 10 May 2006.
President Bush told Florida press that he thinks Jeb, who is also a Republican, would make a great president and that he is pushing Jeb "fairly hard" on what the governor plans for his future political ambitions. "I truly don't think he knows," President Bush said.
Former President George H Bush, the father of the two boys, approves of a Jeb run for president too. In past television talk shows, the senior Bush has said his son Jeb would make an "awfully good" president.
As governor, Jeb has reached term limits and is not able to run for a new term, so Jeb will be looking for a new job come January 2007. The presidential race begins in January 2008.
The Republican party contends that Jeb has an advantage over others for the White House in 2008, because "he doesn't have to establish his name. He's got it," Rich Galen, Republican consultant told the Associated Press.
Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who is also a Republican, is widely expected to make a White House bid as well in 2008, but Giuliani has not yet declared his intent to run for political office.