Republican rival has ‘Romnesia’, says Obama
Taking liberties with his opponent's last name, President Obama fired up a campaign rally here on Friday by blaming "Romnesia" for Mitt Romney's seemingly shifting positions on women's rights and other issues.
"Now, 18 days before the election, Mr. Severely Conservative wants you to think he was severely kidding about everything he said over the last year," Obama said, before offering his admittedly non-expert medical opinion. "We got to name this condition that he's going though. I think it's called Romnesia."
Touting the benefits of his health care law, the President reassured the crowd that "Romnesia" is curable. "If you come down with a case of Romnesia, and you can't seem to remember the policies that are still on your Web site... here's the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions."
Obama's riff, before about 9,000 supporters at George Mason University, was just one part of a rally clearly focused to continue to appeal to women, a key demographic in this all-important swing state. Referring to Romney's remarks during Tuesday's presidential debate, Obama said, "You want a president who has already appointed two unbelievable women to the Supreme Court."
Romney's campaign responded quickly, issuing a statement by Barbara Comstock, a Republican state lawmaker in Virginia. "Women haven't forgotten how we've suffered over the last four years in the Obama economy with higher taxes, higher unemployment, and record levels of poverty," Comstock said.
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