His toady Jay Carney repeatedly told us the current occupant of the White House was more focused on his favorite channel, ESPN, rather than bothering with the GOP convention.
On his way back from a campaign trip to Colorado Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force that the president has better things to do than watch the GOP confab and hasn’t seen any part of it, including Ann Romney’s speech.
“When the TV is on and the president is in the room, it’s usually ESPN,” Mr. Carney said.
He’s the president of the United States. He has better things to do, like sit on his ass watching TV.
He has better things to do. One of them obviously isn’t his job.
So how can the empty chair criticize what he didn’t watch?
“It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV,” Obama said, clearly enjoying himself. “If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault, and Gov. Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy.”
Poor thing is suffering some major butthurt. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, is appearing to overflow crowds.
A crowd of thousands cheered Mitt Romney at a rally here during the opening leg of a cross-country campaign swing on Saturday, testing for the first time whether he can sustain political momentum coming out of the Republican National Convention.
A line of people that stretched for five city blocks awaited Mr. Romney as his motorcade pulled into the Union Terminal. Inside there were so many people that the campaign had to redirect a few hundred of them into a small overflow room, where they crammed in shoulder to shoulder.
Feel the change coming. Romney followed that with another overflow crowd in Florida. Oh, and since Obama wasn’t paying attention, here’s what Romney reinforced. You know, all those outdated ideas:
He repeated some of those themes Saturday and also laid out his five-point plan for repairing the nation’s economy:
■ Focus on American reserves for oil and coal and energy sources with an aim of becoming completely energy independent in eight years.
■ Fix failing schools and make sure all education decisions will benefit students and teachers, not unions.
■ Develop new trade agreements with countries in South America.
■ Cut the federal deficit dramatically and work to creating a balanced budget.
■ Relax the taxes on small business owners so that they can expand and create new jobs for Americans to fill.
“We do those five things, you’re going to see the economy come roaring back,” he said. “You’re going to see more take-home pay.”