Jeb Bush as Candidate for President: 5 Things You Should Know

jeb bushIs Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, considering a run at the 2012 elections? Is that even possible this late in the game? And the bigger question ... Hasn't that family had enough White House time?

Though, I can't help but think about how nice it would be to have another choice for Republican candidate. The debates have gotten so painful to watch I've just about stopped watching them. Well, aside from the clips I see on The Daily Show and Colbert. But it seems good 'ol Jeb and I have something in common. Who would have thunk it!  

Jeb Bush said just the other day:


“I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed, but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that’s kind of where we are.”

Argh ... I couldn't agree more. So if he really does become a contender -- here are some things you should know about him:

  1. Jeb was the governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007, and only left office because Florida law limits governors to two terms in office.
  2. He's been to the White House a few times. Jeb has a couple of relatives that have been President of the United States.
  3. Jeb is a family guy. He's been married since 1974 and has three kids, George, 36, Noelle, 35, and John Ellis, Jr., 28.
  4. He just celebrated another birthday. On February 11 he turned 59.
  5. He is pro-life but agrees that abortions should be allowed if the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.

Jeb has said in the past that he won't join the race but people can change their minds. And if not now, maybe in 2016.

Would you like to see Jeb Bush get in and mix things up?

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