According to a source close to the former president, George W. Bush has no plans to endorse one of the four remaining Republican presidential candidates.
“While I would never rule anything out, he definitely doesn’t have any plans to make an endorsement,” said the aide to the former president. “He and Mrs. Bush voted early in Texas for Jeb. Now, like a lot of voters, they are watching to see who can unite the party, represent conservative values and serve as president of all the people.”
Bush’s brother Jeb, a one-time favorite to land the Republican nominee, dropped out of the 2016 presidential race Feb. 20.
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After a quiet seven years since he left the White House, Bush stepped back on the campaign trail in South Carolina in an effort to help his brother salvage what resulted in an unsuccessful run for the Republican nomination. The former governor placed fourth in the state.
There is no question the GOP establishment is attempting to stop a possible Donald Trump nominee. However, the alternative has not been as successful as originally hoped. It’s been extremely difficult for the Republican establishment to get behind either one of the other three candidates, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Respected Republicans such as Mitt Romney have made statements regarding Trump. Romney, in a press conference, made a strong attack against the GOP frontrunner, saying that he is unfit to run the country. Despite Romney’s comments, he declined the endorse one of the other three candidates.
At least one Bush, however, is endorsing a candidate. Neil Bush, the youngest brother of the three, endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz and joined his national finance team, according to the Cruz campaign.
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