Jeb Bush on Hispanic, Asian American Voters

Neither former presidents George W. Bush nor his father will be in Tampa.
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But we've noticed there is one name that is almost never mentioned in this convention hall. Former president george w. Bush. Neither he or his father will be here. But his brother, the former governor of florida, jeb bush, stopped by to talk with us a moment ago. And I asked him about the silence about his presidential brother. I'm speaking tomorrow and i probably shouldn't say this on national news, maybe I won't say it, but I may say something nice about him. What the heck? Reporter: And does it feel a little strange when he's not being mentioned? No. No, it doesn't. I think he's smart, my brother understands politics pretty well.The president has spent a lot of time and energy around this notion that I can't do anything about it, it's all bush's fault. Now we're in year four of a presidency -- think back into american history. Think of a president that is blaming his predecessor in fourth year. So, why encourage the bad behavior and I think my brother is smart to stay away. Reporter: Governor bush has also been an impassioned voice on the need for the republican party to change tone. He calls for inclusiveness and by the way, his wife, the mother of his three children, was born in mexico. You said recently and quoted here, the conservative cause would be the governing philosophy as far as the eye could see and that it's doable if we just stopped acting stupid. The idea's not really a radical idea or one that's too deep. You need to get 50% of the vote to win. The good news is that latino voters, and asian voters, i would say, share many of the values that conservatives embrace, about the family being the most powerful political unit in society. The need to reform education, so there's access to opportunity. Small businesses, driving economic prosperity. A strong national defense. All of these things, they're shared values. But if you have a tone that says, we want your vote, of course, but don't join our team -- you're not going to get very far. Reporter: Do your children consider themselves hispanic-american or do they want time and want it right now when there's no distinction? I don't know. I think my children -- they're hispanics on one level, but they're as american as apple pie. Let's face it. Their uncle is a president and their grandfather is a president. To make it more complicated, diane, my granddaughter, her mom is canadian of iraqi origin. When she goes through the census 20 years from now, she's a texan-mexican-canadian-iraqi- american. And so, in that box, it will probably be not applicable. And that's -- that's the america that we should aspire to. And, by the way, if you look closely tomorrow night, jeb bush is going to be wearing a tie with little parachutes on it. It is his own tribute to his dad, who is still parachute JUMPING INTO HIS 80s. And again, tune in tonight, 10:00 eastern. George and I and the whole team will be right here.

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