Jeb! campaigns as a Bush! in New Hampshire

When criticizing Trump, Bush nodded to his youth. “I wasn’t brought up that way,” Bush said in Derry on Tuesday.

The next day, a voter here in Meredith asked Jeb Bush if he had spoken to his parents, who were celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary. Yes, the son said. His famously prickly mother was gracious: “She’s gotten all sweet all of the sudden. I’m starting to get nervous.” His father reported they were having a quiet day at home. “We’re watching a mystery movie,” Bush said the 41st President told him. “At 2 o’clock in the afternoon. That’s very romantic,” the younger Bush mocked.

And on Thursday, unprompted, Bush brought up his lineage in Londonderry, New Hampshire. “I get asked all the time: ‘Well, are you like your brother? Are you like your dad?’” he said, according to the New York Times. “I know there’s a real fascination about this. Let’s just—let me get this out of the way: I love my mother more than my dad.”