Obama: He’s rumbling, bumbling, stumbling! Oooh, … face plants with dumb extended football metaphor at campaign rally
This is even better than the Obama half-face plant when he was taking the stage at a previous campaign event. Not even CBS can hide the fact that it was, oh, let’s say, a tad over done.
This isn’t even all of it. Geesh! If the NFL officials weren’t out right now, surely, one of them would throw a flag on this dumb play. The messiah of 2008 is definitely off his game. Better luck next time, champ. I hope this wasn’t a warm up for your convention speech. You may want to consider having that empty chair stand in for you.
In what may be the longest football metaphor ever spoken by a presidential candidate in American politics, President Obama on Monday portrayed Mitt Romney as a “losing coach” whose game plan should be “punted away.”
At a Labor Day event sponsored by the United Auto Workers Union, Mr. Obama seized on a comment Romney made in Ohio after the Republican Convention that “he’s gonna be the coach that leads America to a winning season.”
Actually, Mr. Obama left out the part of Romney’s football analogy that targeted him. It was a swipe at the number of unemployed and underemployed on Mr. Obama’s watch.
“If you have a coach that is zero and 23 million, you say it’s time to get a new coach,” said Romney last Saturday at a rally in Cincinnati.
And then, as if he were the play-by-play man on the presidential gridiron, Mr. Obama began his call of Romney’s game:
“On first down – he hikes taxes…by nearly $2,000 on the average family with kids in order to pay for a massive tax cut for multi-millionaires.”
“Sounds like unnecessary roughness to me,” said the president to cheers from his audience of union members.
“On second down: he calls an audible and undoes reforms that are there to prevent another financial crisis and bank bailout. He wants to get rid of rules that are there to protect our air and water and workers’ rights and protections that are there to make sure health care is there for you when you get sick.”
via CBS News.