George W. Bush acknowledges family name will hurt Jeb's 2016 campaign
George W. Bush: Family name will hurt Jeb in 2016
Former President George W. Bush on Saturday said his brother, Jeb, faces a unique hurdle in the presidential horse race: his own name.
While fielding questions at a closed-door meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Bush "acknowledged being a liability to his brother's candidacy," according to The New York Times, which spoke to attendees as they left the event.
"He basically said being a Bush is a challenge," Norm Coleman, a former senator and current RJC board member, told the Times.
"That's why you won't see me," Bush reportedly said, according to the paper.