Jeb Bush defends his brother, former president

Jeb Bush defends his brother, former president

Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush testifies before the House Budget Committee in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The committee members engaged in a wide-ranging debate about tax and spending policy during the hearing titiled, 'Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:24 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says President Barack Obama should stop blaming his brother, former President George W. Bush, for the country's economic woes.
  
Bush said a real leader would accept responsibility for his own policies.
  
Bush told the GOP convention Thursday night that his brother is a man of integrity, courage and honor.
  
The former president is a convention no-show. Republicans aired a short tribute video to George W. Bush, but they have barely mentioned him.
  
Polls show many voters still blame George W. Bush for the nation's sputtering economy. Democrats have tried to tie GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to Bush, charging that Romney would restore many of the former president's policies if elected.
  
Jeb Bush left office in 2007 and remains influential in Florida and GOP politics.

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