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No, no, no, don’t laugh. This is Campaign Obama’s new debate strategy. Review the opponent’s responses, think about them, and phone in the rebuttal later.
A recent Obama rally in the battleground state of Colorado turned into something of a Seinfeldian air. Not because it was about nothing, it wasn’t. But because the president responded to attacks from challenger Mitt Romney in a way he had not done during Wednesday’s debate — when 67 million Americans were watching.
On that night, Romney told the president, “You said you get a deduction for taking a plant overseas. Look, I’ve been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you’re talking about. I maybe need to get a new accountant.”
For all the talking by the Obama campaign about Romney’s taxes and off shore accounts, the president didn’t say anything. Not a thing!
Until 14 hours later.
“The guy on stage last night, he said that he doesn’t even know that there are such laws that encourage outsourcing. He’s never heard of them, never heard of them, never heard of tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. He said that if it’s true, he must need a new accountant,” Obama told supporters. “Now, we know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney, because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant.”
Oookay. George Costanza. Well, David Axelrod probably knows what he’s doing. Hey, here’s an idea! Why don’t you guys portray Mitt Romney as radically to the right of George W. Bush? Wait. You’ve done that. How about calling him a liar? Done. Roger.
Jake Tapper apparently thought President Obama’s debate strategy was so bizarre that he blatantly violated ABC News editorial policy:
Employees of American Broadcasting Company or its subsidiaries shall not at any time in anyway demean, ridicule, show in a bad light, make fun of, question the veracity of, portray negatively (or in any way that may appear negative), call into question, or in any other way demonstrate behavior that could be interpreted as unfavorable toward President Barack Obama or his designees including family members, appointees, cabinet members or their assistants or their assistants assistants. This policy applies to ABC News anchors, field journalists, producers, commentators administrative employees, interns, contract employees and their family members, except for George Will as long as he doesn’t mention Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin in a positive light. Se habla español.
Next thing we know the whole liberal mainstream media will be calling President Obama’s competence into question.