In a campaign appearance in Florida, President Obama took an opportunity to mock Mitt Romney's "shifting sand" approach to his campaign message. Watch it, because it shows how maybe Mitt Romney didn't win that debate so much after all.
Here's the transcript:
“Now, Governor Romney has been pitching this plan for almost a year now. He stood up on the stage in one of his primary debates proudly promised that his new tax cuts on top of the Bush tax cuts would include the top 1%. Now, you wouldn't know this from listening to the new latest version of Mitt Romney. He's trying to go through an extreme makeover. After running for more than a year in which he called himself severely conservative, Mitt Romney’s trying to convince you that he was severely kidding. Look – what he was selling was not working because people understood his ideas wouldn't help the middle-class so these days Mitt Romney’s for whatever you're for. Suddenly he loves the middle-class. Can't stop talking enough about them. He loves Medicare. Loves teachers. He even loves the most important parts of Obamacare. What happened?
“Now, what does he have to say this new version of Mitt Romney about all the things he's actually promised to do as president? Tax breaks for outsourcers? Never heard such a thing. Saying we should cut back on teachers? Doesn't ring a bell. Don't boo. Vote. Kicking 200,000 young Floridians off their insurance plans. Who me? And when he's asked about the cost of his tax plan, he just pretends it doesn't exist. What $5 trillion tax cut? I don't know anything about a $5 trillion tax cut. Pay no attention to the $5 trillion tax cut on my website.
Look, Governor Romney thinks we have not been paying attention for the last year and a half. He is going to say whatever it takes to try to close the deal and he's counting on the fact that you don't remember that what he's selling is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place. So Florida, you got to let him know we remember. We know full well that if he gets a chance, Governor Romney will rubber stamp the top down agenda of this Republican Congress the second he takes office and we cannot afford that future.”