Barbara Bush to Jeb: You Can Run, 'I Changed My Mind'

She sets the record straight
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Barbara Bush to Jeb: You Can Run, 'I Changed My Mind'
Former first lady Barbara Bush in 2013.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Remember a while back when Barbara Bush, pontificating about a Jeb 2016 candidacy, declared that there had already been "enough Bushes" in the White House? Well so does Team Jeb, apparently. And just to be safe, they got the Bush matriarch on board last night in a jokey set-up, reports the Washington Post. As Jeb was speaking at a dinner in Florida and recalling his mother's remarks, she appeared on two video screens. "Jeb, it’s Mom," she said. "Listen, what do you mean, ‘too many Bushes’? ... I changed my mind!” (More significantly, a separate Post story reveals that Bush is far outpacing his rivals in terms of financial backers.)

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