TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had a simple message for President Obama when he took the stage here Thursday evening at the Republican National Convention: stop blaming my brother for your troubles.
“Mr. President, it is time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies,” Bush said. “You were dealt a tough hand, but your policies have not worked.”
Said Bush: “In the fourth year of your presidency, a real leader would assume responsibility for his actions, and you haven’t done it.”
Speaking of his brother former President George W. Bush, the Floridian got applause saying: “He is a man of integrity, courage and honor and during incredibly challenging times he kept us safe.”
“I’ve been so blessed to be part of a family that has dedicated its life to public service,” Bush said.