LAS VEGAS -- Ever wondered who Jeb Bush's favorite super hero is? Maybe not, but you got the answer anyway on Wednesday night in Nevada, when the Republican presidential candidate revealed that it was a certain caped crusader.
"I'm kind of old school. I like the old school guys like Batman," Bush told a mostly Hispanic audience of 250 people at an event sponsored by the LIBRE Initiative in North Las Vegas.
But he didn't stop there, jokingly adding, "I saw that Super Girl is on TV, I saw it when I was working out this morning, there was an ad promoting Super Girl. She looked pretty hot. I don't know what channel it's on, but I'm looking forward to that. That'll make news."
Bush's comments quickly picked up steam on twitter. The show "Supergirl," which airs on CBS, premieres on Monday Oct. 26 at 8:30pm ET.
In addition to DC Comics creations, the Florida Republican also weighed in on more serious topics, ranging from the prospects of a government shutdown and the government's need to lift the debt limit.
"I don't think we should shut down the government. That creates more cost to government, actually. I don't think we should default on the debt," he said.
Bush talked of the the threat of default as an "unserious act" that "would create real problems for our economy." But he qualified his comments by allowing that using the debt ceiling as a way to negotiate for reform was "more than fair."
Bush made several efforts to appeal to the Hispanic audience - he talked about his Mexican-American wife, spoke in Spanish at length, and answered a question on immigration reform in Spanish. He repeated his answer in English, arguing that immigration reform should involve controlling the border and a path to legal status. Undocumented immigrants would pay a fine and then would be allowed to stay in the U.S. if they don't commit crimes. The crowd applauded loudly when Bush told them that he also supported a path to citizenship for Dream Act kids.
"Those that want to create walls, physical walls and walls in general, are not dealing with reality," he said. He went after rival Donald Trump who has made immigration and building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border a centerpiece of his campaign.
"There's been a visceral reaction from the Latino community," Bush added.
LIBRE, a conservative Hispanic outreach group backed by the Koch brothers, sponsored Wednesday's forum.
According to LIBRE president Daniel Garza, the organization's long-term goal is to educate and inform the Latino community on the importance of free market policies. If doing that "helps to improve the Republican vote, so be it."
However Trump's rise risks alienating the very Hispanics LIBRE is courting. In an interview Garza described a "visceral reaction" from the Hispanic community against Trump's policies, calling the billionaire's proposed immigration policies "dead wrong" and "just cruel" when it came to seizing remittances. Other GOP candidates vying for the coveted support of the Koch Brothers have also addressed the organization over the past two months.
The former Florida governor spent the earlier part of the day in Reno, Nevada where he unveiled his Western land management policy. His plan calls for moving the headquarters of the Interior Department which manages federal lands from Washington D.C., to a city in the West - like Reno, Denver, or Salt Lake City.
While in Reno, Bush weighed in on the news that Vice President Biden wouldn't run for the Democratic presidential nomination. The former Florida governor told reporters that he was "kind of surprised" by the vice president's announcement, and said that while he disagreed with Biden on policy and philosophy, "he was clearly a great guy and served with distinction."
On Thursday, Bush holds a fundraiser in Pontiac, Michigan before heading to a candidate forum on Friday at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.