Karl Rove declines to endorse Jeb Bush

“Well, no I’m not planning to endorse anybody. I’m watching. I want to win, and I have a long friendship with the family and a long friendship with Jeb, but I’m like a lot of people sitting on the sidelines watching and waiting,” Rove told Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer in an interview on “Today.”

“I want everybody to get in as a candidate and start showing us what they’ve got — how they show up on the campaign trail and how they show up in the debates, but we’re 9 months away from making my own decision,” he added…

POLITICO reported this week that Rove and Jeb Bush have a long history of strained ties, though Bush aides insist their current relationship is strong.