NOBODY! That’s right, nobody!
Former President George W. Bush won’t be endorsing a GOP presidential candidate, and we understand. Bush gets a pass on this because he’s sat in seat everyone is trying to get to, and he doesn’t want to influence anyone on their choices.
Now let me be truthful. He doesn’t like Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. Reports are that he dislikes them both for difference reasons.
According to an unnamed aide, the 43rd president has no interest in backing a candidate now that his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has dropped out of the primary race.
“While I would never rule anything out, he definitely doesn’t have any plans to make an endorsement,” the aide tells Politico. “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 laid low for seven years after he left office but hit the trail in South Carolina with his younger brother in the final days of Jeb’s unsuccessful run for the GOP nomination. But the former Florida governor still placed fourth in the state.
The GOP establishment is desperately trying to stop Donald Trump, but it’s been difficult to coalesce around one candidate with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all still in the race.
Bad blood between Cruz and Bush go back to when they were on opposite sides of a bitter lawsuit. Bush wanted to spare the life of an illegal alien rapist. Cruz wanted him executed, and Cruz won at the Supreme Court. Texas gave the guy the needle and GWB was still mad. Bush’s words about Cruz? “I just don’t like the guy.”
The decision not to throw his weight behind any single candidate comes a week after 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney – who attacked frontrunning contender Donald Trump – also declined to endorse any single Trump opponent.
h/t – Conservative Review, Politico
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