Running for the White House means answering the big questions about what you’d do with the power of the presidency. In 2015, one of those important questions on everyone’s minds is apparently whether you’d use a time machine to go back and kill baby Hitler.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his views clear.
“Hell yeah,” he said when asked if he would kill baby Hitler if given the opportunity to do so via time travel.
A poll commissioned by the New York Times Magazine released in October found that 42 percent of respondents responded “yes” to that same question. Thirty percent said “no,” and 28 percent said they were unsure.
“Hell yeah, I would,” Bush said. “You gotta step up.”
“Even if he was really cute?” a reporter responded.
“Look, you gotta step up, man,” Bush said. “The problem with going back in history and doing that is as we know from [Back To The Future], it has a, could have a dangerous effect on everything else.”
“But I’d do it,” he concluded. “I mean, [it’s] Hitler.”
According to the most recent Real Clear Politics national polling average, Jeb Bush is in fifth place with the support of 5.5 percent of Republican voters.