Jeb Bush: ‘Obama Acting Like 10-Year-Old’

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush compared President Barack Obama to a 10-year-old child in a recent interview with Newsmax, criticizing the incumbent’s tone in the later stages of the campaign.

“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 said. “I hope that President Obama continues to campaign these last 10 days in that surly way, because if he does, I think he loses.”

The profane language remark referred to a quote by Obama that appeared in Rolling Stone. In an interview with the rock and roll magazine, the president referred to Republican candidate for president and Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as a “bulls****er.”

The Huffington Post reports that Obama has taken a more aggressive tone since a weak performance in the first of three presidential debates. Conservatives have been quick to call out the Obama’s shift, calling it unbecoming of the office of the presidency.

“Sadly, when you act that way, people begin to diminish the importance of the presidency,” Bush said.


The former governor of a critical state in the election each year, Bush has been touted as a possible future GOP leader or presidential candidate. Bush is the brother of Obama’s predecessor George W. Bush, and it the son of former President George H. W. Bush.

Despite his family ties to the last administration and his comparing him to a 10-year-old, Jeb Bush did acknowledge his brother didn’t leave Obama with an easy task, saying the president was “dealt a difficult hand” at the start of his term.

Jeb Bush stated in the interview that he is a fan of Mitt Romney.