Jeb Bush says ‘under no circumstances’ would he be Romney’s VP

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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One person who will definitively not be vice president: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Unlike the tepid, unconvincing refusals from other possible running mates, Bush gave a definitive shut-down of the possibility, telling CBS’ Charlie Rose Wednesday, in an interview that will air Thursday, “I’m not gonna do it and I’m not gonna be asked and it’s not gonna happen.”

Bush’s high popularity in Florida — a crucial swing state in presidential elections — has had Bush’s name in the mix since the beginning, with many people clamoring for him to run for president himself.

Bush left open the possibility that he would heed that call in 2016, saying, “I’ve not made that decision.”

As for being Romney’s running mate, Bush said that “under no circumstances” would he consider the possibility. (SEE ALSO: Jeb Bush says no to VP slot: ‘I’ve been repeating it for the last two years’)

If the former Massachusetts governor asked, Bush said, he would say no.

“He’s got a great list of candidates that I’m sure he’s thinking about. We have a wealth of talent in the Republican Party. He’ll pick somebody that will be very capable to be president and to help him in the election,” he said.

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