Jeb Bush: 'I Look Forward to Working on Romney's Reelection in 2016 and Making Jon Stewart Awfully Upset'

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has made it crystal clear he wants Barack Obama to win in November.

On NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said, "I look forward to working on [Mitt Romney's] reelection in 2016 and making Jon Stewart awfully upset" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


DAVID GREGORY, HOST: Let me ask you about yourself, private citizen, I know. Recent headline I saw that says, “Elder statesman or 2016 candidate?” And how about this: The Daily Show marketing their coverage in Tampa says, "RNC 2012 Road to Jeb Bush 2016." Would you like to be president some day?

JEB BUSH: You know, I don't think about it. I'm not motivated by it. It takes an incredible amount of discipline and ambition to even think about aspiring to it, and I'm not there yet in my life.

GREGORY: But you have said that this is probably your time politically.

BUSH: Yeah. It would have been a good time to run for me because of my tenure as governor ending in 2006, my age, the fact that there's the challenges of the country. This would have been the time to do it. But it wasn't the right time for me. So I'm excited about supporting Mitt Romney. He's a great guy. I look forward to working on his reelection in 2016 and making Jon Stewart awfully upset during that period of time.

All those in favor of making Jon Stewart awfully upset say aye.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.