George H. W. Bush: I’d like to see Jeb elected president.

This morning on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked former President George H.W. Bush about the possibility of his son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, running for Senate. The former president expressed his hope that Jeb would run and then told Wallace that he’d ultimately like to see Jeb elected president:

WALLACE: In terms of public service and ability to help the country, you’d like to see [Jeb] run [for Senate]?

H. W. BUSH: I’d like to see him run, I’d like to see him be president someday, or maybe senator, whatever.

In an apparent reference to the current President Bush’s unpopularity, H. W. Bush then joked, “I mean, right now is probably a bad time. We’ve had enough Bushs in there.” Watch it:


Bush also complimented Obama, saying, “I’m impressed with him. I’m very impressed with his style on the campaign and his coolness and his articulate nature. I think he can give a sentence and it will sound like it’s been thought out by Shakespeare or something.”


,When asked about his son’s failures, the elder Bush said, “You can go back to your, what do you call it, your Google, and you figure out all that.”