The Bush family's handle on the executive branch might be extended for another four years, but it's not the president's seat you would see Jeb Bush in.
Bush has frequently said he wouldn't run for president in 2008, but he has never ruled out being on the ticket as someone's running mate.
And he didn't today when asked about teaming up with US Senator John McCain of Arizona as Republicans hope to come up with a ticket to keep the White House.
Bush say he likes McCain, that he's a good guy and that there's all sorts of time to worry about the 2008 election.
Any potential GOP nominee would covet the 27 electoral votes in Florida where Bush enjoys a high job-approval rating among voters as he nears the end of his second term.
The governor could also provide some age balance on a McCain-Bush ticket. Bush is 53. McCain turns 70 next month.
When prodded about the likelihood of a McCain-Bush ticket, Bush hedged just slightly.