Jeb Bush, son of George H.W. Bush and brother to George W. Bush does not think his last name matters.
In an interview Friday with Hugh Hewitt, Bush dodged answering the last name question and instead repeadaly hit ISIS hard, saying, “We’re under attack, and this lackadaisical effort as it relates to cybersecurity and certainly Islamic terrorism is something that I would reverse if I was president.”
Hugh Hewitt: Now this is an important argument for 2016, obviously, Jeb Bush. Is it easier for you, with the last name Bush, to make it? Or is it harder for you with the last name Bush to make it?
Jeb Bush: It doesn’t matter. I’m the first candidate to have a view on this with enough detail for people to see what the world would look like if I’m president. It doesn’t change my views. I’ve sought the advice of the best people that I can find, that have served in the executive and in Congress, and in think tanks and all sorts of other places that have given me this view that this is a grave threat for our country, and that the threat of homegrown terrorism has brought to mind even greater when the FBI director several weeks ago said that this was the thing that kept him up at night the most, was that homegrown terrorism, inspired by the ISIS caliphate and other radical Muslim terrorists, is his biggest concern. And he has investigations in almost every, if not every FBI office, all around the country right now. We’re under attack, and this lackadaisical effort as it relates to cybersecurity and certainly Islamic terrorism is something that I would reverse if I was president.