Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Jeb Bush on why he is not running for president in 2012

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush - son of President George Bush Sr and younger brother of President George W Bush - is frequently mentioned as someone many Republicans wish would run for president in 2012.

Speaking to the BBC's Katty Kay, he said it was "very flattering to be asked", but that "there are great candidates running", one of whom he believes could well become president.

When asked why he had not ruled out the possibility of standing in 2016, he replied: "I haven't ruled out being on American Idol either... You don't rule things out."