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Jeb Bush Is Cool With Your Selfies, Kids

Former Florida Governor and probable 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush poses for a selfie during a town hall meeting in San Juan
Jeb! taking selfies. Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters/Corbis

Jeb Bush isn’t doing too well in the polls, but, on Monday, the GOP candidate came out with a bold campaign platform that could shake up the presidential contest. Actually, wait — he just answered some questions about selfies on the campaign trail in Florida.

“The selfie is now the 11th amendment of the Bill of Rights,” Bush told an audience at the Forum Club of the Palm Beach, while slighting the real 11th Amendment. “It’s inspired by our framers and founders, apparently. It is a requirement that you take one, and I do it with great joy in my heart.” 

Though Bush is pro-selfie, he admits there should be a basic framework of rules for all citizens to follow. He stressed selfies tend to be better if the person has a “long enough arm”; otherwise he “will take over.” He went on: “For the record, young people do it better than older people.” Bush then demonstrated his interpretation of the best selfie-taking techniques. “It’s cooler to do it diagonally rather than straight up, remember that, and it’s better to do it higher than lower, because you look skinnier.”

The crowd laughed, to which Jeb Bush responded, “Am I right?”

Pretty much yes, although despite his stance Bush still lags in support behind President Obama, the pope, and Kim Kardashian among voters who really want to take a selfie with a famous person. 

Jeb Bush Is Cool With Your Selfies, Kids