If Jeb Bush decides to convert his media tour into a presidential bid in a couple years, he won’t have to look far for a campaign staff: The well-funded education foundation he runs out his office in a Miami hotel is stacked with former political operatives, a large communications team, and a rapidly growing staff whose work stretches into 40 states. …

“The chatter is he’s up to something,” said Florida Democratic operative Christian Ulvert. “He has a robust staff and has positioned himself on policy issues. You can safely say his eyes are focused on some form of higher office.” …

Though people close to Bush stressed that he has not yet decided whether to pursue the presidency in 2016, the former Florida governor hasn’t been shy about keeping the speculation alive. Asked on the Today show Monday whether he would rule out a run, he replied, “I won’t, but I won’t declare it today either.”