Former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, who has firmly said he would not serve as Vice President, told The Daily Caller that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “beginning” to garner support among Latino voters.
Bush gave Romney advice on how to appeal to the Hispanic community after testifying before the House Budget Committee Friday on Capitol Hill.
“Talk about economic growth and economic opportunity, talk about education reform,” Bush suggested. “I think he’s beginning to do that and I think it will show a better result,” he added.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, one possible running mate for Romney, said the presumptive GOP nominee’s poll numbers among Latino voters will improve.
“It will get higher as people learn the differences between President Obama and Gov. Romney on the economy,” Rubio said during an appearance on Fox News. (RELATED: Actress Rosario Dawson on Latino vote: Romney ‘will draw a lot of people in’)
Jeb Bush, who has endorsed Romney, told reporters that being Vice President is “not in the cards for me.”
“I’m not a candidate. I’m not going to be asked. I support Governor Romney. He’s a great guy. I believe he has an excellent chance of being elected. I will do what I can to help him,” he said. “It’s not in the cards for me, nope.”
When pressed on the issue, Bush responded: “I don’t know how many times I have to repeat this. I’ve been repeating it for the last two years and I’ve been consistent. I get credit for consistency, don’t I?”
Bush was also asked if he would accept a position in Romney’s cabinet.
“I don’t know,” he said.