July 21st, 2008
05:25 PM ET
15 years ago

Former Pres. Bush 'a little jealous' of Obama

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(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.

soundoff (227 Responses)
  1. Praetorian, Ft. Myers

    any politician would be jealous of obama's fame...he's got a great presence, he's a rock star....

    too bad he's still a two faced back stabbing politician....

    July 21, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  2. Ex-Republican for Obama

    His statement was actually quite respectful. I can not call names back at him for being cordial, something neither his son nor McCain is capable of. It appears his colleagues (Republicans) could take a bit of his wisdom in his approach to answering a question rather then bashing and whining in rhetoric.

    July 21, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
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