It looks like the wait is over: George W. Bush has finally made his grand entrance into the 2016 political cycle. The former president, who has been largely silent on politics, is in a new ad promoting his younger brother, Jeb Bush.
“The first job of the president is to protect America. Our next president must be prepared to lead,” Bush says in the background at the beginning of the Right to Rise ad as viewers see a waving American flag and an image of the White House.
“I know Jeb,” the former president says with a smile as the camera turns to him.
The former commander in chief goes on to praise his brother for being a uniter and a fighter, saying Jeb has a “good heart” and a “strong backbone.”
“Jeb will unite our country, he knows how to bring the world together against terror, and he knows when tough measures must be taken,” Bush continues, as the music builds.
The ad ends with the former commander in chief telling viewers that experience matters in the race for the White House. Bush says his brother is a “leader” who has that experience, a key tenet of the former Florida governor’s campaign.
“Jeb Bush is a leader who will keep our country safe,” Bush says.
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