Back in N.H., Bush Reflects on 'Interesting Experience' at GOP Debate

Aug 7, 2015

Campaigning in Seabrook, Republican Jeb Bush says he did fine in Thursday’s GOP presidential debate. But Bush also appeared to have his reservations about the FOX News debate.

The GOP debate in Cleveland was on the minds of many voters who greeted Jeb Bush as visited Brown’s Lobster Pound in Seabrook.

“I saw you on the TV last night, I thought you handled yourself well last night…” 

“It was an interesting experience.”

When Bush finally sat down with a lobster roll, he told tablemates , workers from a Medical tech company, that it was hard to judge his own performance.

“There were clearly smart questions  because they were trying to create conflict inside of the tent, and when we get into conflict it gets a little..."

"It's fun..."

"I guess it's fun, maybe for you."

“It’s good TV.”

Bush hugs a potential voter inside Brown's Lobster Pound in Seabrook, NH
Credit Josh Rogers for NHPR

“Yes, so there were not a lot of questions to allow us to pivot to the other side, and I’m not real interested in saying bad things about other Republicans."

Bush told reporters he was happy to have been on stage, but, "I don’t view debating about winning and losing; it’s the cumulative effect of shaping people opinion about who you are."

After an evening event in Barrington, Bush was headed to Kennebunkport Maine to visit family.