Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Engages with Millennials
By: Suzie Allen, Xiro Xone News December 10, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was in an unfamiliar setting. Instead of his usual crowd, the 62-year-old was surrounded by millennials, a group mostly under 30, at a campaign event. Bush was asked what kind of party he’d throw as president if hosting young professionals at the White House.
He began by mentioning he was an introvert. "Well, the introverts were planning their party and the extroverts were planning theirs. So, we quickly decided that we were all gonna read a book that week and then we would have an interesting dinner conversation that would be over early, about the book that we read,” Bush said, as the young crowd laughed.
"I would actually probably try to learn from the 40 most talented young professionals rather than kind of tell them what I was thinking. I found that to be a good leader you have to listen and learn first,” he added.
When asked that he had to list a celebrity, he demurred. "The current celebrity, I don't know, I really don't believe in celebrity,” he said. "I find it superficial.”
Bush continues to trail Republican front-runners Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz in voter polls. In a recent CNN/ORC poll conducted in New Hampshire, Bush got 8 percent, behind Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.