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Jeb Bush: GOP 'Shortsighted' on Some Issues

Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013 12:57 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — considered a Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election — says the GOP lacks foresight on some issues and is perceived as too exclusive a political party.

“I think on a couple of issues I worry that it’s shortsighted,’’ Bush told Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning,’’ without going into detail.




“In terms of the tone of the debate, it sends a signal: ‘We want your support but you can’t join our team.’ I mean, that’s the short term implications of this.’’

Demographically, Hispanic voters are going to be very important to the Republican Party, Bush told Rose.

“I think there needs to be a lot more intense efforts to recognize the demographics of the country are changing,’’ he said.

“And our messaging, not our views, not our principals, but how we message our views needs to change as well.’’

Bush, who had been eyed by the GOP to run for president last year, said he declined to throw his hat in the ring for “personal reasons, family reasons.’’

Asked if he has decided that he does not want to be president, Bush responded: “I’ve not made that decision.’’



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