Catching his gaffe, Bush quickly reversed his candidate status within the same sentence: “I’m running for president in 2016, and the focus is going to be how we—if I run—how we create high, sustained economic growth.”
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Of course, everyone knows Bush has his eyes on the Oval Office. It’s in his blood, after all. But this appears to be the first time he’s blatantly said so in public.
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