Calling himself “the least political member” of his famous political family, Neil Bush is preparing to visit Florida to say his older brother, Jeb, is likely to run for president “to make the world a better place.”
“I think he’s had an extraordinary track record leading the state of Florida,” said Bush, the chairman of the international nonprofit Points of Light. Bush will give the keynote address at HandsOn Jacksonville’s upcoming Celebrate! GOOD event this month. He’s expected to stress the importance of volunteerism and service.
Said Neil of Jeb during an appearance on WJCT’s First Coast Connect: “He’s passionate about issues. He’s been raised in a family with a culture of service. He’s chosen the political route, and I’ve chosen the nonprofit route. It’s the same end, to try to make the world a better place and help people realize their fullest potential.”
Bush championed his brother’s messaging around the themes of income inequality, an issue that’s also prominent in Hillary Clinton‘s video announcement of her run for the presidency.
“I think the name of his PAC, Right to Rise — the name alone says it all,” Bush said.
“We need to help people realize their right to rise. I’m proud of Jeb. I think he’s got a good shot. I know he’s lean and mean and looking at running hard.”