2016: Jeb Bush to 'Make a Decision' at 'End of the Year'
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he will decide at the end of the year whether he will run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Speaking to Fox News' Shannon Bream from an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of his father's presidency at the Bush Library at Texas A&M, Bush said that he may run if he could have a "hopeful, optimistic message" and whether the candidacy was okay for his family.
Bush told Bream that at the "end of the year, I'll make a decision."
He praised New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a fellow potential establishment candidate, as "the real deal."
Speaking of the so-called "Freak Show" of media attention, Bush observed that "not running has generated more interest than if I said if I was running."
"It's kinda weird," he said.
Bush also said that he believed illegal immigration is an "act of love" and "shouldn't rile people up" while also stating he was all-in on Common Core.
He also expressed support for presidential candidates "who are organized around winning the election and not making a point," which is shorthand for moderation over conservatism.
As Breitbart News has noted, though Bush may be the top choice among the GOP elite, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that half of the country would "definitely" not vote for Jeb Bush in a general election, which undermines the "electability" argument that the Republican establishment is pushing when promoting a potential Bush candidacy.