The topic was raised by a questioner at a town-hall meeting in Laconia, New Hampshire, Wednesday where Bush was campaigning for next week’s GOP primary.
A man stood up and asked the former Florida governor: “Your father spoke of a new world order. If elected, specifically, how will you continue to move the country toward this goal?”
Bush seemed taken aback, stumbling over his words and, at first, refusing to answer the question.
“I don’t know. I don’t have any intention to, uh, lead… I don’t know what that means to you so I’m not going to answer it. It makes me nervous to… It might mean something different to you than it means to me.”
But he quickly found his footing and provided a long, rambling explanation of national security and the importance of the United States staying “engaged” in the world.