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Obama: Romney Has ‘Romnesia’

FAIRFAX, Va., (UPI) –  President Obama, campaigning in Fairfax, Va., said Friday Republican challenger Mitt Romney apparently suffers from “Romnesia” — forgetting his past positions.

Obama, at George Mason University with just 18 days to go in the presidential campaign and polls showing Romney gaining, said the GOP candidate is trying to convince voters he didn’t really mean it when he said he was the perfect Tea Party candidate.

“Now suddenly he’s saying, ‘What, who, me?’ He’s forgetting what his own positions are, and he’s betting that you will, too,” Obama said to laughter from the crowd of 9,000.

“I mean, he’s changing up so much and backtracking and sidestepping, we’ve got to name this condition that he’s going through. I think it’s called ‘Romnesia.’”

Obama, as he has since Wednesday, referred to Romney’s tax and budget plans as a “sketchy deal,” and said the Republican’s social policies are “more suited to the 1950s,” especially when it comes to women’s issues.

Friday’s Gallup daily tracking poll, which measures a seven-day rolling average, indicated the presidential race is a dead heat among registered voters with Romney favored by 48 percent and Obama, 47 percent. Among likely voters, however, Romney opened up a 6-point lead, besting Obama 51 percent to 45 percent. The poll put Obama’s approval rating at 50 percent versus Romney at 48 percent. Disapproval of Obama rose two ticks to 46 percent, with Romney holding steady at 47 percent.

The poll queried 1,004 adults at least 18 years of age and has a 4 percentage point margin of error.

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  • Brian Maple

    People are finally realizing the fact that Mitt Romney and the GOP have, indeed, based an enormous amount of their election strategy on lies, and deceit. From the 72 millions Americans without any insurance by 2020 under Romney’s plan, to women and minorities being drastically stripped of their equal rights, and the middle class being burdened with much higher taxes while the wealthiest Americans pay less in tax because “it will help inspire job hiring” (which evidence has shown, in the Bush years, does not happen) the truth of what a Romney/Ryan administration would look like is finally coming to light. The facts also remain that the Romney/GOP core platforms have been and still are blatantly racist, homophobic, and anti-woman, and this is an incredible step backward for America. It is not a coincidence that the international press and communities around the world have taken such a strong offense to Romney – it is because they see him for who he really is. He does not reflect what America is all about. We need a President that makes us proud. We need a Commander in Chief that the world can look up to, and as of this point, the right-wing has yet to producer a man or woman who is capable of this.

    • JimH

      Brian says,”We need a Comander and Chief the world can look up to.”
      I agree with that.
      I don’t agree that that The man to do that is Barak Obama.
      “WE need a President that makes us proud.”
      Again I agree.
      That man however is NOT Barak Obama.


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