President Obama's Post-Debate Attack: The 'Spirited Fellow' I Debated Last Night Couldn't Have Been Mitt Romney
In the midst of a rush of harsh criticism about President Obama's presidential debate performance, the commander in chief went on the attack against Mitt Romney at a campaign event Thursday, saying Mitt Romney performed well the previous night because of platform fabrications.
"We [had] our first debate last night, and when I got onto the stage last night, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," he told the crowd. "But it couldn't have been Mitt Romney, because the real
Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that!"
The president also took heat from critics for missed opportunities, many saying that when Romney "punched" him, Obama didn't counter-punch. The president took this morning's event as an opportunity to punch back.
"The man on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year, and that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling for the past year," he said. "Governor Romney may dance around his position, but if you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth."
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