Courting The Latino Vote
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the Latino Vote.
- Duration 6:02
- Date Aug 30, 2012
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the Latino Vote.
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Governor Jeb Bush thanks so much for joining us this morning.
It's great to be with you and welcome the Tampa.
Thank you very much you're the Smart when you're inside where it's -- got we're out here along the bay where it's it is just a little humidity this warrant.
But it is this summer in Florida see the platform behind me is being rebuilt them it maybe for the mystery guest.
I don't get -- -- and that who might that be is -- when he stood.
I have no idea -- what is what that we've been tested.
That makes -- -- you make your day -- let's talk a little bit about the -- -- you felt about seeing those videos your father and and your brother.
They're not there in person that was very effective to see them on video last night.
I thought it was great and you know very seldom do you have to former presidents that have to be fathers on this happened twice in our history and to have them talk about their experience and then to validate.
The -- That is common in this all across the country that Mitt Romney will be a great leader this is a -- of courage and integrity.
-- there are issues and campaigns and people believe in things but who you are and how your compass points is also important.
And my mom allowed my dad and my Brothers couples always pointed north and I think Mitt -- does as well.
-- -- I I just thought it's it's been amazing this convention like the last one.
There's not a Republican defending the Bush Administration the eight years.
There's no one's saying let's look at this logically and talk about the economic collapse and where dominated let's not talk about the 52 months of economic growth.
Governor have you ever been -- -- -- say okay let's get this straight it wasn't one guys.
Argue that all the time that's got to my role in life right now it's to do that I'll I'll mention that in my speech tonight.
But look we've got to be looking at going forward the president's been in office now for four years this is a fourth year.
He can't keep always going back to the -- and single what was me I was dealt a bad hand you have the hand was tough.
But he's had for years and his policies haven't worked.
And I think the campaign ought to be about what we're going to do now people don't wanna go back to the past and we live kind of re litigate Wyatt was what they wanna hear is.
What's the future gonna look like for me and my family.
Sure and one of the things that is happening right now is that the Republicans are really trying to go after the female vote.
And -- Hispanic vote I know you believe that the Republicans have to get at least 50% of the Hispanic vote.
To be able to win this election you've been quoted in recent days as saying that big gap with Hispanic voters Republicans need to stop acting stupid.
What do you mean.
Well would the Hispanic voters a lot of them share our values they believe in strong families.
They believe in national security issues they believe in education for their children.
They want -- chance economically.
It's a powerful combination there that we can offer an alternative to the Democratic Party.
But the tone of our message is not a welcoming one.
My my issue is not this election I think Iran is going to be the next president my issue is for the conservative.
Governance the conservative philosophy that govern over the long haul we have to recognize our country's changing demographically.
And we need to change our our new tone not necessarily -- message and if we do that will be.
The they've -- the governing philosophy this country will be center right as far as the eye can see that's a worthy objective I think.
The -- the Wall Street Journal did a poll within the last 1010 days governor and they talked to Latino voters who feel like looks like 63% currently.
Supporting the current president about so little less than 30%.
Supporting governor Mitt Romney what can Mitt Romney say tonight.
Two Americans and Latinos in particular.
To wind up getting their vote.
I think -- can say help is on the way that we've tried it one way of passing more.
Let's go back to the traditional approach.
Of creating through limited government more opportunity for people.
And focus on sustained.
High growth as a means by which we.
Lift people's spirits because jobs will be available that means re industrializing the country that means an energy policy that is.
Based on our own innovations and resource is that means.
A total review of all these mind boggling rules and compliance costs that make it hard for jobs to be created that means repealing obamacare and moving to a market oriented.
Health care access insurance plan it means tax reform means entitled to report.
These are messages that resonate with -- Hispanic voters just as much as they resonate with everybody else.
Governor I would love to see you tell me you're going to mention about -- a minute you know your brother's past administrations.
What it would -- -- what's going to be -- additional message that you could help our viewers who had to give us an idea what you gonna set.
Well -- -- talk about education.
My brother was a really focused on that as president but might.
That's the principal message but -- -- -- start off with just a recognition.
That my brother is a person of courage and integrity.
An honor and we need people like that in public life and I love him dearly I'm biased about this.
And I just feel compelled to do this because.
You know almost every day I hear that current incumbent feeling compelled to push down the -- to make himself look better.
When I was growing up we were -- when that happened.
-- at -- like accepting that that's an interesting way to leave it right there while governor governor state of Florida by the way congratulations it was loaded up our.
I heard I heard that and I liked that about actually -- the people of Florida put on a great convention they should be a very very proud.
It's been -- the city of Tampa Tampa Bay in the state got a great.
Indeed and you did a great job thanks for getting up -- with Israeli air box and --