Saturday, October 27, 2012

Obama Campaign Invents A Dish For Mitt Romney: The 'Nothing Burger'

The GOP challenger's economic plans are not very tasty, according to campaign...
Mitt Romney's been talking about 'Obamaloney' on the campaign trail for weeks.  On Saturday, President Obama's campaign came up with a different derisive food metaphor to describe the GOP challenger's economic policies.  With just ten days left until Election Day, campaign spox Jen Psaki introduced the "nothing burger" while gaggling with reporters aboard Air Force One as the President, an avowed cheeseburger lover, headed to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.  (Above, at the rally)

Psaki used the imaginary burger to brush off Romney's major speech on the US economy, delivered on Friday during a campaign stop in Iowa. 

"As far as I can tell, the economic speech he gave yesterday that was supposedly laying out his vision was a nothing burger," she said.   And they go out every single day and question the President’s record, the President’s plans, when we’ve had full back-up by private-sector economists, by people from the outside, saying many of the steps the President has taken have worked."

Romney's speech contained no new plans for the economy, other than those he's previously announced.

"Unlike Governor Romney’s plan -- he doesn’t like to talk about it too much -- I have a plan that will actually create jobs; that will actually lower our deficit; and will actually provide the middle class with a greater sense of security," President Obama later told a crowd of thousands gathered at Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, New Hampshire.

"And the good news is my plan -- the math actually adds up."

The President made an off the record stop after his rally at The Common Man restaurant in Merrimack.  His travel schedule to swing states for the rest of the week is currently subject to change thanks to Hurricane Sandy, and he returned to the White House on Saturday evening.

*Photo by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America