President Barack Obama told a crowd at a swank Miami Beach hotel that he's got a "sneaking suspicion" he'll be back in Miami this election cycle.
The White House pool report suggests his talk was a "departure from the fiery partisan rhetoric of the mid-term season. He defended Gov. Jeb Bush, as the audience booed his name.
"There are times when we’re among family, we’re among Democrats, where we want to talk about being Democrats," Obama said. "But today I want to talk to you a little about being a American, I want to talk about those things that bring us together as opposed to the things that drive us apart."
When Obama said that he'd just been with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the pool report notes, "the crowd booed and hissed."
But Obama said "Even though Gov Bush and I disagree on a range of issues we agree on the importance of education to America."
"It’s still possible for us to tackle tough problems in a constructive way. We don’t have to be calling each other names, it doesn’t have to be an ideological battle.
He defended his budget proposal, saying "I am willing to cut whatever spending we can afford, what I am not willing to do is to cut back on the basic investments that are going to allow us to win the future."