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George W. Bush to Brother Jeb: Run for President

The former president, whose presidential library is being officially dedicated Thursday, wants his brother to run in 2016

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    Jeb Bush's older brother George W. wants him to run for president in 2016.

    Former President George W. Bush says he has advice for his brother and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — "Run."

    For president, that is.

    In an interview aired Wednesday with ABC News, the former president says his brother would be, in his words, a "marvelous candidate."

    Whether Jeb Bush ultimately does run, his brother added, is a "very personal decision."

    Bush and his wife, Laura, granted ABC the interview ahead of Thursday's opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University.

    Of a possible contest between his brother and Hillary Rodham Clinton, both of whom are likely attendees at Thursday's center dedication ceremony, Bush joked that the mere idea would "be a fantastic photo here."

    He added: "It would certainly eclipse the museum and the center."