Condi Rice: Jeb Bush 'Would Be Fantastic' President

Thursday, 15 May 2014 01:30 PM

By Lisa Degnen

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Jeb Bush can already count on former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's vote for president in 2016.

"Jeb hasn’t said whether he’ll run. He’s a friend. I hope he does, frankly. I think Jeb would be fantastic," Rice said in an interview with Ozy.com, according to USA Today.

Rice also praised Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz as possibilities in the 2016 presidential race, but admits she does play favorites when it comes to the former Florida governor and brother of her former boss, George W. Bush.

But she quickly dismissed the notion that she would even toy with the idea of being Jeb Bush's running mate if he were to become the GOP nominee. "That’s still running for office," she told Carlos Watson of Ozy. " It’s just not in my DNA."

She added that Rubio is a "fantastic young presence" in the party. "He speaks volumes to the American dream and speaks volumes to who we are as Americans," she said.

Rice, who has been endorsing various GOP Senate candidates in the upcoming races this year and fundraising, says a 2016 candidate for the top office must "understand the importance to this country of immigration and immigration reform." That's a view she shares with Bush and Rubio.

She also praised Ted Cruz, whose wife, Heidi, worked for Rice at the National Security Council. "While I don’t agree with Ted Cruz on everything, he’s energetic, he’s working hard, he loves his country," she said. "From time to time when we disagree, I’ll tell him."

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