During a recent speech in D.C., George W. Bush told a group of Jewish Republicans that he recognizes the hurdles his younger brother will face upon entering the 2016 presidential race. Though the event was closed to the press, attendee David Volosov recalled the gist of Bush’s remarks:
He said that one of the challenges his brother is going to have is that the country doesn’t like dynasties.
If elected, the former Florida governor would be the third Bush – behind his father, George H.W., and brother, George W. – to occupy the White House within the last quarter-century. Volosov said the 43rd president shared with the crowd how he would help shield his brother from criticism.
His response is that he is going to stay as far away as he can. He is going to stay away from the whole process.