Bush Says May Consider VP
On Saturday, Jeb Bush the ex-Governor of Florida, said in an online interview that he might consider a run for the vice presidency on the Republican ticket if he were offered the position. The probable nominee, Mitt Romney, is considering his options as aides are making a short list of possible running mates. There is no word as to whether Bush is on that short list.
Bush, the son of George Bush the president from 1989-1993 and brother to George W. Bush the president from 2001-2009 has suggested that Marco Rubio the Senator from Florida would be a better fit for the job. However, Bush said he would consider an offer, but he doubted he would be offered the position by Romney.
Bush, 59, said that Rubio, a Cuban-American, is the rising star of the Republican Party and is probably the best option for Romney for the vice presidency. He said he could not speak for either Romney or Rubio, but if he were on both sides of a conversation with the two, he would hope that the Florida Senator would accept.
Bush says there are things that may not allow a Romney-Rubio ticket to take place, but he said he was an admirer of the ex-governor of Massachusetts and a big fan of Rubio’s. He said the combination could be extraordinary.
Rubio can switch effortlessly between Spanish and English and would help Romney draw in a large block of the influential Hispanic vote, especially in states such as the important swing state of Florida. Rubio however, has publically said he was not interested in the vice presidency.