Former first lady Laura Bush has said she and her husband, former president George W. Bush, are watching the prospective 2016 campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "only from the sidelines."
"Well, I think it'd be great. I mean, obviously, we're huge Jeb supporters. He's our brother and we love him and I think it would be terrific," the former first lady told Alisyn Camerota on CNN's "New Day," according to Politico
When asked when she thought Jeb might officially announce his campaign, she said, "I have no earthly idea."
Jeb has "not really" asked her husband for advice, the former first lady said, according to Politico.
"Jeb hasn't come to him and asked him for it," she said. "Believe me, when both your father and your brother have been president, you've watched from the sidelines, for sure, and so he knows a lot."
The former first lady also offered advice for Jeb's wife, Columba, telling her she should give a "really good speech" in both Spanish and English, to highlight her Hispanic background.
"I think that's a huge advantage for her, I think it can be a huge asset for the Republican Party to reach out to Hispanics in our country. She'll be great," Bush said, adding that while Jeb's wife doesn't like being in the spotlight, she felt similarly at the beginning of her husband's administration, Politico reported.
George W. Bush has said in the past that he hopes his brother will make a bid
for the White House, and that he believes Jeb would beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if the two faced off in 2016
Jeb has taken steps recently to distance himself
from the foreign policy legacy of his brother and father, saying "I am my own man."
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