Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush had harsh criticism of Barack Obama, saying the President is campaigning like “a ten-year-old,” Newsmax reported Sunday.
According to David A. Patten and Kathleen Walter, the governor made his statement in “an exclusive Newsmax TV interview.”
“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,” Gov. Bush said.
Newsmax said that Bush believes Obama’s “snarky” behavior and “barnyard epithets” will only help Romney in the long run.
“I hope that President Obama continues to campaign these last 10 days in that surly way, because if he does, I think he loses,” he said.
Obama became much more aggressive after his lackluster first debate, and he used a “barnyard epithet” to describe Romney after an interview with Rolling Stone.
Last Thursday, we reported that President Obama told Rolling Stone’s Douglas Brinkley that children look at Romney and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh****r, I can tell.”
When asked directly about that comment by KUSA’s Kyle Clark, Obama dodged the question, insinuating that it was not meant for public consumption.
“You know, this was a conversation after an interview, a casual conversation with a reporter,” he said.
Obama then told Clark that he means what he says and spent several minutes rambling about his performance in office.
“The basic point that I’ve been talking about throughout this campaign, is people know what I mean and they know that I mean what I say and what I care about, who I’m fighting for and you know a major issue in any election is can you count on the person you’re putting into the Oval Office fighting for you having a clear set of convictions that they believe in,” he added.
The campaign has also adopted a somewhat adolescent tone with an ad that compares first-time voting to losing one’s virginity.
That ad was followed up by a strange email from Obama for America that seemed to suggest supporters should vote more than once.
“If this is your first time voting, you should know — it’s pretty easy,” the email from Clo Ewing said, linking to the ad.
“Then make sure you’re ready for your first (or second, or third) time, too,” Ewing added.
Bush said such tactics demean the office of the presidency.
“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,” he said.
“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. That’s what dads tell their boys and moms tell their girls,” he added.
“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,” he told Newsmax.
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