CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said on Wednesday in Charleston the next president has to rebuild civility and cooperation and bipartisanship, where possible, to be able to fix things.
Bush is considered one of the early republican favorites in the race for president.
He made his comments after meeting with officials at MUSC and touring some of the university in downtown Charleston.
He criticized President Obama as not being a good leader and said he consistently finds ways to divide rather than unite us.
Bush also said we have to fix a broken immigration system by controlling the border, and making coming here legally, easier than coming here illegally, and he said we must restore the rule of law.
He feels a path to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants living here should be tough but fair.
Bush says the first step for any presidential candidate is to show you care, have a heart for people and that you`re in it to help them and you`re not running just to satisfy personal ambition.
He also said South Carolina`s traditional first in the South Republican Primary is hugely important because a winner here will carry momentum to Iowa and then a slew of primaries in other states.
Jeb Bush comes from a family of presidents: both his father and brother were.
Bush says he will decide within the next 3 to 5 months if he will actually become a candidate for president of the United States.