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Jeb Bush: Political reporters are 'crack addicts'

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 10, 2013 at 2:14 pm •  Published: March 10, 2013

After Bush left the Florida governor's office in 2007, some urged him to jump into the 2012 race against President Barack Obama. But his brother's low approval ratings could have dragged him down, and there seemed little interest in a national campaign.

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.