Rubio: George W. Bush ‘did a fantastic job as president’

By David Edwards
Sunday, April 22, 2012 13:16 EDT
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Marco Rubio speaks to CNN
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Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday refused to explain how a potential Romney administration would be different from George W. Bush’s administration, but insisted that the last Republican president “did a fantastic job” and his brother, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), would be a “fantastic vice president.”

“I haven’t gone through the comparison,” Rubio told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “I think that presidents serve in different times with different challenges. And so I think that George W. Bush, in my opinion, did a fantastic job as president over eight years, facing a set of circumstances during those eight years that are different from the circumstances that a President Romney would face.”

Last week, Jeb Bush told Newsmax that he would “consider” a vice presidential nomination, but suggested Rubio was “probably the best” choice.

“Well, that’s very nice of Jeb,” Rubio said on Sunday. “I hope he’ll say yes if future President Romney asks him,” adding that the former Florida governor would be a “fantastic vice president.”

Watch this video from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast April 22, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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