President Obama's Tears, and a New Bush Family Political Star?
Newly reelected President Barack Obama made a surprise stop at his campaign office in Chicago on Thursday to offer a heartfelt and tearful thank-you to his team and supporters. The same day, George P. Bush made a campaign filing in Texas. Could he be the next Bush family political star?
Obama was so impressed with the young people on his team, he told the crowd they are “smarter and better organized and more effective” than he was as a 25-year-old starting out in politics. “I am absolutely confident that all of you are going to do amazing things in your lives.”
Toward the end, the President got choked up end as he explained how proud he was of his team, saying, “You lifted me up, every step of the way.” Watch!
Meanwhile, prepping to run for state office in Texas is George P. Bush, who will be following in the political footsteps of his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and his uncle, George W., and grandfather, George H.W. Bush.
His campaign filing does not indicate which office he will seek, according to the Associated Press, but in September he acknowledged his interest in joining the political arena.
The 36-year-old runs a consulting firm, has been an active member of the Republican Party and co-founded the Hispanic Republicans of Texas (his mother is Mexican-born Columba Bush).
Check out this interview from 2000 when George P. Bush was campaigning for his uncle and named one of People Magazine's Most Eligible Bachelors. Though he married in 2004 and is no longer eligible, he's still passionate about politics.