Obama bashes ‘Romnesia’ at post-debate rally in Delray Beachby Andrew Abramson | October 23rd, 2012
DELRAY BEACH – The morning after pundits and voters said President Obama outperformed GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the Lynn University presidential debate, Obama came out bashing Romney’s policies at a packed rally at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.
“We had a severe outbreak last night. It was at least Phase 3 Romnesia,” said Obama of Romney changing his policies during the campaign.
“If you can’t seem to remember the policies on your web site or promises you’ve been making over the last six years you’ve been running for president, if you can’t even remember what you said last week, don’t worry — Obamacare covers preexisting conditions. We can fix it up. We can cure this disease,” Obama said.
Obama repeated a line from last night’s debate that Romney’s “foreign policy is from the 1980′s, his social policy is from the 1950s, his economic policies are from the 1920s. Everything he’s doing right now is to hide his real positions to try to win this election. He wants to spend all his time focusing on what he thinks is wrong with America.”
The Delray Beach Tennis Center was packed to capacity with the Delray Beach Fire Department estimating a crowd of 11,000.
Obama’s campaign came armed with a 20-page booklet that lays out Obama’s policies for a second term on manufacturing, energy, education, taxes and health care.
Obama said Romney’s policies would turn back the clock for “immigrants, gays, and women.”
“This election you can decide if we will remain an inclusive generous country no matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from or who you love,” Obama said.
Obama criticized Romney for not mentioning the troops in Monday’s debate. Obama said Romney has already written off half the country, including many in the military, and that the troops “deserve better than that from someone who is running to be commander-in-chief.”
“Gov. Romney’s foreign policy has been wrong and reckless,” Obama said. “Last night he was all over the map.”
Obama said that under his watch the country has thwarted al Qaeda, ended the war in Iraq and is ending the war in Afghanistan. “America needs leadership that is strong and steady … cooperation with Israel has never been stronger.”