President Obama and Mitt Romney fielded a question at Tuesday night’s debate about the nation's 43rd president, with Romney drawing distinctions between himself and Bush, and Obama tying them together on economic policy.

"President Bush has a very different path for a very different time. My path is designed in getting small businesses to grow and hire people," Romney said.

“There are differences between Governor Romney and George Bush, but they’re not on economic policy.” said Obama, who added: “George Bush didn’t propose turning Medicare into a voucher.”