G.W. Bush wants brother Jeb to run for president

April 24, 2013 - 6:30 PM
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Former Governor Jeb Bush gestures as he speaks during a Dallas Council of World Affairs luncheon Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Dallas. Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton are hitting the speakers' circuit on the eve of the opening of George W. Bush's new presidential library, stoking speculation about their own political futures. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says he has advice for his brother and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — "Run."

For president, that is.

In an interview aired Wednesday with ABC News, the former president says his brother would be, in his words, a "marvelous candidate."

Whether Jeb Bush ultimately does run, his brother added, is a "very personal decision."

Bush and his wife, Laura, granted ABC the interview ahead of Thursday's opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University.

Of a possible contest between his brother and Hillary Rodham Clinton, both of whom are likely attendees at Thursday's center dedication ceremony, Bush joked that the mere idea would "be a fantastic photo here."

He added: "It would certainly eclipse the museum and the center."