Barbara Bush on Potential Jeb 2016 Run: People Deserve More Than Political Dynasties

Jeb Bush‘s been touted by a number of people as a potential contender for 2016, but his own mother doesn’t like the idea of going to the same political families every election cycle, saying that there are more people to look to than the “Kennedys, Clintons, [and] Bushes” to turn to when there are plenty more qualified people who would make good presidents.

Bush said, “If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for high office, that’s silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run.”

She admitted that while she believes her son Jeb “is the best qualified person to run,” she really hopes he doesn’t, because aside from the fact that people will have the knives out for him, “I refuse to accept that this great country isn’t raising other wonderful people.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

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