Bush on Obama: “This Guy Has No Clue”

Posted: September 15th, 2009 06:01 PM ET
Bush on Obama: 'This guy has no clue'.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former President George W. Bush “seemed to feel considerable unease” with John McCain as the Republican presidential nominee, according to ex-speechwriter Matt Latimer in his tell-all memoir on his days in the White House.

In Latimer’s new book, “Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor,” set to hit bookstores on September 22, he reveals Bush’s reactions to the economic collapse, the presidential campaign, and other memorable events. GQ published an excerpt from the memoir in its October issue.

Latimer said Bush liked Mitt Romney best and that he was “clearly not impressed with the McCain operation.” Latimer said the former president wanted to appear with McCain at a campaign event in Phoenix, but after he was told the then-Republican nominee couldn’t get enough people to show up, he called it a “cruel hoax.”

“‘He couldn’t get 500 people? I could get that many people to turn out in Crawford.’ He shook his head. ‘This is a five-spiral crash, boys.'”

Bush presumed Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee, according to Latimer, and was extremely critical of Barack Obama. Latimer said Bush was “ticked off” after one of Obama’s speeches and he said the future president wasn’t “remotely qualified” for the challenges of the job.

“(Bush) came in one day to rehearse a speech, fuming. ‘This is a dangerous world,’ he said for no apparent reason, ‘and this cat isn’t remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you,'” Latimer said.

Latimer also made the controversial assertion that after Sarah Palin was tapped as McCain’s running mate, Bush reportedly asked whether she was “the governor of Guam” and said that she was “not even remotely prepared.” A former Bush and Palin aide has challenged the accuracy of the charge.


I posted this article from CNN because I thought it was interesting how the “then” President Bush thought that Obama wasn’t  remotely qualified to be leader of the free world. While I may not agree with how Obama is handling some issues I would not say that he isn’t qualified. President Obama is a very smart man with degress from both Columbia and Harvard. While he may not be as experienced as others I do believe that he is capable of making decisions based on what he believes is in the best interest of this country. However, you have to keep in mind that not everyone will agree with some of the decisions the President makes. What do you all think? Do you agree with Bush? Why or why not?

One thought on “Bush on Obama: “This Guy Has No Clue”

  1. mmmmm………………….mmmmmmmmmmm……………………..mmmmmmmmm
    Degrees are not everything-it proves a person can take a test, that is all they are good for. College and universities prove nothing anymore-it is the old assembly lines for education.
    The problem with anyone making decisions is their core belief system, what does one have in their soul to create a decision? It takes so much life experience to know something-that is where wisdom comes from, smart and wise are totally different from each other. Just because I can ace a test doesn’t make me wise.


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