Jeb Bush: Obama Deserves Some Credit, GOP Will Raise Taxes After Election

Videos Highlighting The Latest Search Trends.
June 7 2012 2:30 PM

Jeb Bush: Obama Deserves Some Credit, GOP Will Raise Taxes After Election

145533945
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says in a new CBS interview that Obama deserves some credit for policymaking in education, and that if it weren't an election year, Republicans would agree to raise taxes.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

It may be campaign season, but Jeb Bush is not sticking to the script. 

While speaking to Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning, the former Florida governor offered praise to President Obama for his approach to fixing education, and suggested Republicans would be willing to raise taxes if this was not an election year.

Advertisement

“There’s going to have to be a grand bargain,” he said. “We are on an unsustainable course.”

Bush held steadfast to the idea that he does not want to be GOP nominee Mitt Romney's running mate, saying he wasn’t running for Republican office. He also stood up for his big brother, advising President Obama not to place all the blame for the country's course on the last president.

Bush did say he hasn't ruled out a presidential run in the future. The question is, after admitting that raising taxes are part of the solution, would he get any Republican votes in 2016?

Video by Krishnan Vasuvedan.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

TODAY IN SLATE

History

Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.

Doublex

Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:45 PM The Self-Made Man The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
  Life
Dear Prudence
Sept. 30 2014 6:00 AM Drive-By Bounty Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
  Double X
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:36 AM Almost Humane What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath The Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.