Jeb Bush Rolls Out Mom, George W.

'I know his good heart and his strong backbone,' George W. says in ad
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2016 1:42 AM CST

(Newser) – With the pivotal New Hampshire primary just days away, Jeb Bush has decided it's time to bring out more Bushes. Barbara Bush joined her son at a town hall meeting in the state Thursday night, where he became emotional while talking about his family, reports NBC News. The former first lady—who said she "didn't really plan on" being part of another Bush campaign—told the crowd that Jeb is "the world's nicest man," the Wall Street Journal reports. "He's not a bragger. We don't allow that," she said. "But he's decent and honest and everything we need in a president."

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The Bush matriarch—who jokingly announced a year ago that she had changed her mind about there having been "enough Bushes" in the White House—has appeared at private Jeb events before, but this is her first public appearance for him, the Journal notes. Her appearance came the same day that an ad from the pro-Bush super PAC Right to Rise featuring George W. Bush surfaced. "I know his good heart and his strong backbone," Bush says of his younger brother. "Experience and judgment count in the Oval Office. Jeb Bush is a leader who will keep our country safe." Politico reports that the ad will begin airing on Friday in South Carolina, where George W. is expected to join Jeb on the campaign trail. (On Tuesday, Jeb asked an audience to "please clap.")

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