(CNN) - There’s been plenty of second-guessing from Republican critics about Barack Obama's large-scale public events and speeches scheduled for his visit to Europe this week - but former President George H.W. Bush isn't one of them.
Asked today whether, as a former head of state who has a sensitivity about protocol, he has any thoughts about the appropriateness of Obama's planned events, the former President replied, "A little jealous, is all."
The former president, who says he's just returned from a visit to Germany's Brandenburg gate, added that Obama will "figure it out."
For more on the stagecraft of Obama's world tour, tune into Campbell Brown: Election Center tonight at 8 pm ET.
Pres. Bush Sr. is a good person. He and Bill Clinton have been doing great charitable work aroubd the globe. He can't disown his son however, I am sure that he realizes that his son is a fool.
Is that a Repub endorsement, I believe in Obama, he'll figure out how to beat Mccain, That All I heard, lol
I have to say I admire him for making that statement and keeping it real.
If we are for one person, why do we have to hate the other person? Most of these comments have no substance, only inflamed, opinionated attacks.
I dont know if obama will do as good as everyone expects but for dam sure he will be better than the idiot we have now.the dems could have run the local dog catcher and he would have won over bush or mcain any time !!!
P.S. If this ignorance is the only way we can discuss politics, then we deserve whateveer we get. Thinkers unite!
At least he is honest.
GO OBAMA GO
Obama has publicly praised Poppy's foreign policy skills many times, Dubya never, not even once. This has to hurt the old man.
Every time I come to the end of ticker's story, leave your comment icon would appear, question is why would I leave any comment when the idiot moderator had formed such a bad habit of censoring so many great comments and choses to post a bunch of ill and hate fill comments, way to go cnn.
There's always been something strangely likable about GB senior. He's for Obama. I bet he votes for him.
Hillary has no baggage? How long have you been around? In case there is a Hillary/McCain matchup in 2012, the Republicans will be happy to educate you on Hillary's baggages.
Just goes to show that former President Bush recgonizes that Obama is doing a good job. He is giving him credit that he is smart enough to figure it out. To me, it sounds like praise without coming right out and saying it. We all know he can't do that !
Wow, How bad has it gotten when the president's own father is admiring the other partys candidate?
Do you know what's going to happen, Mr Bush Snr. If the Black don't win in November... They will set your Country Ablaze... America is burning, and all because the Black could n't have their KIng in the White-House....
Marie in Cali:
We DID elect Elvis Presley prez - in both '92 and '96. That turned out okay, right?
he is actually a moral man, even a humble,and at least he thinks and listens..
havin Mr. Idiotic Jr for a son?!!! will make u pray so hard for your children..
the difference is just scary.
read that and you will understand who is better..
This was a gracious answer, something which has been missing from all sides this election season.
Lifetime Democrat here, but I have to say in this instance, "Mr. Bush, you done good."
Can we dispense with the ".....this guy has done nothing" rhetoric? Personally I wish Geo. W. had done a whole lot less ...i.e. Never showed up for work.
This whole country would be better off.
Bush / Chaney / McCain – Experience we can all suffer behind
George H.W. Bush is what a Republican used to be before the moral majority took the party over. 41 is thoughtful, fair, reserved and humble. While I totally disagree with his politics at least he's a gentleman. How he produced 43 is beyond comprehension.
It's nice to see that Bush Sr., being the intellectual man that he is, is willing to acknowledge when someone else is good at something. He's never been able to ackowledge that about his own son George ,so why not let him bask in Obama's abilitie's? George Bush Sr. knows well that Obama can fix the presidency which has son has tarnished.
Tim: have you ever listened to Limbaugh? I have. He's full of hate!
I guess he's jealous that his son doesn't have half of Obama's intellect, charisma and polish.