Jeb Bush Sees His Name As a Potential 2016 Liability

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to the media after being named  Chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees December 6, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He will succeed President William J. Clinton, who has served as Chairman since January 2009. Governor Bush's father President George H.W. Bush served as Chairman prior to Clinton.
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Jeb Bush was candid in his remarks to the Long Island Association at its annual luncheon, acknowledging that his family name would be "an issue" if he decides to run for president in 2016. But it's not because of the legacy left by his father and brother. Rather, Bush just thinks people might be tired of hearing it. "I get the point. It's something that, if I run, I would have to overcome that. And so will Hillary, by the way. Let's keep the same standards for everybody."