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Jeb Bush's Struggle to Say What He Means Continues

In trying to detail his policy plans for Medicare and tax breaks for Big Oil, the candidate creates more confusion than clarity.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush comments on his likeness on a book cover handed to him for an autograph while greeting attendees during a campaign stop in Washington, Iowa, on June 17, 2015.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush comments on his likeness on a book cover handed to him for an autograph while greeting attendees during a campaign stop in Washington, Iowa, on June 17, 2015.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

During a forum sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, the influential conservative group backed by David and Charles Koch, Jeb Bush told the audience that he wants to "phase out" Medicare.

Afterwards, the former Florida governor was approached by an environmental activist, who was momentarily excited when Bush used the same language to say he preferred to "phase out" tax credits for energy companies.