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Former Florida governor, and brother to former President George Bush, Jeb Bush has let his feelings be known about the way he sees President Obama's actions and behavior during this campaign season. In an interview, Bush said Obama was acting like a "10-year-old."
Obama, Bush argued, "is very annoyed by the fact that someone dare challenge him and challenge his presidency, and challenge him for reelection," he told Newsmax TV.
His comments come at a time when Obama and Romney are in a virtual deadlock in several states as the nation prepares to vote on Nov. 6. The debates between the two candidates have, at times, been rather terse, with each candidate sniping at the other. And that is one of the main problems Bush has with candidate Obama.
"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," Bush explained.
"I'm a Mitt Romney fan," Bush added. "I hope that President Obama continues to campaign these last 10 days in that surly way, because if he does, I think he loses. 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."
Bush himself has been touted as a potential GOP figurehead and possible candidate for the future, which would allow him to carry on the Bush family legacy in the White House. As he noted, "As president of the United States, 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."
"Sadly, when you act that way [the way of Obama, as described by Bush], people begin to diminish the importance of the presidency," he concluded.