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      Jeb Bush: Obama Needs to 'Move On'

      Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, said President Obama should stop blaming his brother for the struggling economy.
      By Rachel Hirshfeld
      First Publish: 8/27/2012, 1:54 PM

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      Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, said President Obama should stop blaming his older brother, former President George W. Bush, for the struggling economy.

      "I think it's time for him to move on," Bush said in an interview Sunday on NBC's “Meet the Press.”

      "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."

      The Obama campaign has argued that the problems inherited from the former administration need more time to be addressed. 

      Bush, the focus of speculation as a future GOP presidential contender, also said he was not thinking about a future run.

      "I don't think about it. I'm not motivated by it. It takes an incredible amount of discipline and ambition to even think about aspiring to it and I'm not there yet in my life," he said. "I'm excited about supporting Mitt Romney. He's a great guy."