In an exclusive Newsmax TV interview, former governor Jeb Bush said it appeared President Obama “is very annoyed by the fact that someone dare challenge him, and challenge his presidency, and challenge him for reelection.”
He believes Romney may benefit by closing out his campaign with a positive message, despite the fact that 90 to 95 percent of all campaign ads he’s seen aired in Florida have been negative.
Jeb describes Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan as his GOP vice presidential running mate “an inspired choice.” Ryan, he says, has been “a giant” in terms of his “courage to be able to touch all of the third rails of American politics and challenge convention, because we have to.”
In August, Jeb criticized Obama for continuing to harp on the “inherited” economic struggles from the previous administration. “I think it’s time for him to move on,” said the younger brother Bush.
“I mean, look, the guy was dealt a difficult hand, no question about it. But he’s had three years, his policies have failed,” Bush said. “Rather than blame others, and I know that we were taught that that was kind of unbecoming, over time, you just can’t keep doing that, maybe offer some fresh solutions to the problems that we face. But that’s not going to happen between now and election day.”
A poll conducted for The Hill in July found that 34 percent of voters blame Obama for the weak economy, compared with only 18 percent who say Bush is still responsible. Twenty-three percent of respondents blamed Congress and 20 percent said responsibility rests with Wall Street.