Boston.com: UMM, MITT, got a minute? ….my first thought watching you on TV this week was that I was probably mistaken yet again. After all, I thought I heard you calling President Obama “out of touch”. Mitt, the man from Planet Money, mocking Obama as clueless? No. Couldn’t be. But there you were on the night of your primary hat-trick, repeating the charge.
….People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Or, to update the axiom: People who plan to live in 11,000-square-foot beach homes with car elevators should think twice before accusing others of being out of touch. Particularly when aforementioned people shrug off $374,000 in speaking fees as “not very much”. Or off-handedly challenge political rivals to $10,000 bets.
In other words, I don’t think you’d fare that well debating who’s in touch and who’s not with Barack Obama …. In fact, I’d dial back the denim-clad regular guy who identifies with the plight of everyday families schtick, too…..remember the scornful reaction in 1994 when Ann tried to strike a common chord by saying that, during your student days, the two of you sometimes had to sell stock to get by?
White House YouTube Channel: This morning’s West Wing Week was uploaded to you from location in Prague, Czech Republic, specifically from the American Ambassador’s residence. It contains portions of the President’s events over the last week, including: a jobs town hall in Charlotte, NC, the White House Easter Egg Roll, the President’s first pitch on opening day for the Nationals, Joe Biden on your recovery dollars, the New START treaty, and much more.
** Includes shocking two second clip of the President punching a bunny **
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha, with the Easter Bunny (Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations Brian Mosteller) in the Green Room of the White House before heading outside for the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 5, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
During a microphone malfunction President Barack Obama jokes that the Easter Bunny’s ear may work as he prepares to address participants at the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn in Washington, DC, April 13, 2009.