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Jeb Bush Eyes 2012

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He says he’s leaving his options open for the post-2008 world, which translated from Politician means “I’m currently fundraising and have my campaign manager already picked out.”

BERLIN (Reuters) – Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, ruled out running for president in 2008 but left open the possibility of a subsequent bid in an interview with a German magazine published on Sunday.

Jeb Bush, who is scheduled to visit Germany this week, told Focus weekly he had not thought much about running for the office held by his father and older brother except to rule out the next election at the end of George W. Bush’s second term.

“You should never say never. But for the 2008 election, my answer is definitely no,” he said, in comments translated into German by the magazine.

Listen, Jeb is no dummy. He realizes that people are growing weary of the Bush dynasty, but he also knows that in 2012 or 2016 they may long for the days of the two Georges.

Personally, I think the American public will seek out new leadership from further on down the alphabet like Giuliani, Hagel, McCain, Obama, Richardson or Warner.