Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he might have missed his “window of opportunity” to be president.
In an interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose airing tomorrow, Jeb Bush — brother of former President George W. Bush and son of former President George H.W. Bush — didn’t sound like he planned on making a run at the Bush family’s third seat in the White House. He said he has “not made that decision” when asked if he wants to be president.
“I’ve not made that decision,” he said. “Although, there’s a window of opportunity in life for all sorts of reasons. And this was probably my time.”
He also expressed doubt on whether he actually would have been successful in a presidential run this year.
“I don’t know — given kind of what I believe and how I believe it — that I would have been successful as a candidate, either. These are different times than just six years ago, when I ran.”
He also said he would not be Mitt Romney’s vice president — “under no circumstances.”
“I’m not going to do it. And I’m not going to be asked. And it’s not going to happen,” he said. “That doesn’t mean I don’t have a voice. Doesn’t mean I don’t want enthusiastically support Mitt Romney. I intend to do that. I’m doing it. But I’m not going to be a candidate with him.”