Jeb Bush thinks the American people should be a "little less gender specific" when talking about future vice presidents.

Bush talked openly about enlisting a female running mate, despite polling around 5 percent nationwide and trailing four other GOP presidential candidates in RealClearPolitics' average of national polls.

Bush answered a question about whether to increase the power of the vice president with a slip of the tongue that hinted he may want to serve with a female vice president.

"Should I be elected president, I would have my vice president — I think she will be a great partner. I mean, did I say that out loud?" Bush said on Tuesday. "We always talk about this with one gender in mind. I think we've reached the point in our country where maybe we should be a little less gender specific about this."

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