After CNN prematurely reported tonight that Jeb Bush would endorse Mitt Romney, he tells Bloomberg he will “stay neutral” in the Florida primary.
He also says Romney should disclose his income tax records during the Florida contest, calling Romney’s riches “a wonderful success story.”
“They are going to have 10 days to come make their case, hopefully in a way that positions the candidates for the general election as well, which seems to be less the focus now,” Bush said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg News.
“Candidates are making lasting impressions on voters, not just primary voters, in how they campaign,” he said from his office in Miami. “You have to remember that in a state like Florida, independent voters will decide the election. You have to maintain your principles but have a broader appeal.”
“We’re sort of in the circular firing squad right now,” Bush said of divisive disputes among the Republican candidates.