Jeb Bush: ‘I Would Never Subjugate My Family’ To Run for President
Jeb Bush: "I Would Never Subjugate My Family" To Run for President (RealClearPolitics)
Brother and son of presidents and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush explains his thoughts on running for president himself in an interview with the Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib.
JEB BUSH: So, I'm thinking about running for president and I'll make up my mind in short order, not that far out in the future. I don't know the exact timeline. I'll use the same decision making process I've always had, which is, do I have the skills to do it in a way that will lift peoples' spirits and not get sucked into the vortex.
And that's not -- it sounds easy -- It's easy to say, it is harder to do. Do I have those skills? And I've really got to do a lot of soul searching, to really make that determination, and perhaps more important, can I do it where the sacrifice for my family is tolerable. Every person that runs for office at any level, it is a big sacrifice because it is a pretty ugly business right now.
So I'm not saying woe is me here, don't get me wrong, but there is level under which I would never subjugate my family because that is my organizing principle. That is my life.