Bush campaigns in Des Moines, Iowa, on Halloween. (Photo: Brian C. Frank/Reuters)
Establishing himself as the leading pro-time-travel-in-order-to-kill-an-evil-dictator candidate in the 2016 presidential race, Jeb Bush says he would gladly travel back in time in order to kill baby Adolf Hitler, given the opportunity.
“Hell yeah I would!” the former Florida governor told the Huffington Post. “You gotta step up, man.”
On this issue, Bush isn’t alone. Last month, New York Times Magazine posed the kill-baby-Hitler question to readers, and 42 percent said they would, compared with 30 percent who said they would not.
— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag)October 23, 2015
Bush said he first fielded the question via his campaign email address, email@example.com.
“It said, ‘If you could go back in time and kill baby Hitler, would you? I need to know,’” Bush explained.
The Republican hopeful acknowledged that, like those Michael J. Fox movies, time travel has its consequences. But the opportunity to snuff out the future leader of the Third Reich was too good to pass up.
“It could have a dangerous effect on everything else, but I’d do it,” Bush said. “I mean, Hitler.”
If you had doubts about his position, Bush doubled down on the kill-baby-Hitler issue.