Former First Lady Barbara Bush, who is the mother of potential 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, spoke out against political dynasties in an interview with CSPAN.
She said that she hoped her son would not run for president because “there are other families. I refuse to accept that this great country isn’t raising other wonderful people.” However, she then said she believed Jeb was the best qualified for the job.
Jeb Bush may be considering a run for president even more after Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal, which may have helped Bush the most. Bush took to Twitter to poke fun at his mother after hearing of her remarks:
What date is Mother’s Day this year? Asking for a friend.
– Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 17, 2014