Jeb Bush: Obama’s acting like a 10-year-old
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Jeb Bush: Obama’s acting like a 10-year-old

Washington : DC : USA | Oct 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM PDT
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Former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush says that the way Obama is attacking Romney on small issues, it doesn’t look like an adult is campaigning for his reelection; rather, his tactics resemble those of a small kid.

During an exclusive interview with Newsmax on Friday, Bush said that Obama seems to be upset by the fact that someone is challenging his presidency and asking him to prove himself worthy of a second term.

“When you act like that, when you blame other people and when you use profane language, and when you act like you’re a 10-year-old, sometimes as in the debates, I don’t think that independent voters and undecided voters are really moved by that,” Jeb Bush said.

Bush, who supports the former Massachusetts governor and the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, said that Obama’s childish tactics could turn to Romney’s advantage, which would be a good thing for GOP.

“I’m a Mitt Romney fan,” said Bush, a leading GOP figure and oft-mentioned presidential prospect. “I hope that President Obama continues to campaign these last 10 days in that surly way, because if he does, I think he loses.”

After his less-than-impressive performance during the first presidential debate, Obama was seen getting more and more aggressive in the remaining debates; however, it hardly helped him get back his lead in the polls that Obama had been enjoying before Oct. 3.

More recently, Obama used the term “Romnesia,” calling it a contagious disease Romney supporters have caught and was also seen at several occasions using barnyard nicknames to refer to his opponent.

When asked if the president’s personal attacks could disgrace the office of the presidency, Bush replied, “It does, but here’s the sad reality: We have a temporary time in American history where our culture has been coarsened, where people’s expectations are low. We’re living in a different time. As president of the United States.” He continued, “There’s the old expression that if you work hard, and you play by the rules, and if you have success, you could be just like him. You could be a president of the United States. That’s what dads tell their boys and moms tell their girls. When you act like that, it’s kind of hard to say as a parent to your child, ‘You could be a president of the United States.’ Maybe there are other avocations that might be something that would create greater pride. Sadly, when you act that way, people begin to diminish the importance of the presidency.”

Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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