Mitt Romney Chimes in on President Barack Obama's Red Sox Ribbing
President Barack Obama threw a gentle jab at the hard-hit Red Sox fans recently, and it gave way to Mitt Romney's getting in on the game, despite the hackneyed results.
President Obama was in Boston on Monday and took to the podium armed with some sports fodder. Here is the video many of you have seen by now.
It features the president thanking Red Sox fans for giving his beloved White Sox the services of Kevin Youkilis.
What commences has started a debate as controversial as the question of whether Tim Tebow is a worthwhile starting quarterback.
The crowd is vocal in their response, but we still have not settled on whether that is a chorus of "boos" or "Yoooouuuuks."
Here is what Mitt Romney had to offer according to Viser:
Romney camp: “Last night in Boston, Pres Obama..committed an error by taunting fans over the Kevin Youkilis trade to the Chicago White Sox.”— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 26, 2012
Romney camp on Youkilis: Obama “chose to mock them for trading away one of its favorite players at a time when the team is struggling.”— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 26, 2012
The Obama camp answered back, making this a full-on war of meaningless words.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated the following, per Viser's tweet:
Carney talks of "silly reporting" on Youkilis. But then attempts to make a broader point: Obama doesn't pander. And won't wear Red Sox caps.— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 26, 2012
Yup, politics as usual is alive and well in Washington.
I guess you can give brownie points to the president for the fact that he doesn't do the usual pandering to each and every single fanbase, pretending to be a homer in every town.
The video was chuckle worthy and actually made the president seem like a down-to-earth sports fan, boos or not.
I mean, they did turn to cheers by the end.
But now, the moment has taken an ugly turn into a political pissing match. Please stop now, both of you.
Kevin Youkilis doesn't deserve this much attention.
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