Former Governor Jeb Bush said he will not run for vice president. But in an interview on CBS This Morning, Bush also said this would have been the right time for him to run for president. It's the latest in a series of provocative statements from the two-term Florida governor.
He previously said the GOP debates through the early primaries were appealing to people's fears. He has also expressed concerns about hard-line positions on immigration that some republicans have promoted.
Then last week, he criticized Republicans who signed a no-new-tax pledge. He said he never signed such a pledge -- though he cut taxes -- because he said you should not outsource your principles and convictions.
Political analysts like USF's Dr. Susan MacManus say Bush has been speaking out to move his party to the middle. He will likely have a powerful voice at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and MacManus said he appears to be nudging his party in a direction he thinks will help it win Florida and other swing states.
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