But with Republicans looking for a new message and messenger, Jeb Bush is signaling he's open to the possibility.
"I'm not saying yes. I'm just not saying no," Bush told NBC News last week.
Speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Bush said, "When you asked me before 2012 — Was I going to run in 2012? — and I said no, I went through the process and decided it wasn't appropriate."
"Now, I've decided to defer any consideration of it until the proper time to make those kind of considerations, which is out, you know, more than a year from now, for sure," he said.