Thursday, May 19, 2011

President Obama may be suffering from MITTosis

I guess being transparent to the Obama administration means to be outwardly brash about which newspapers get access to the President's fundraisers and which don't.

This became obvious, when The Boston Herald sought to get access to an Obama fundraiser Wednesday in which they were turned down.
“I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.
It seems that this all stems from a cover story the Herald ran on Romney back on March 8, when he wrote an op-ed criticizing Obama's efforts on creating jobs and the economy.
"My point about the op-ed was not that you ran it but that it was the full front page, which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston. I think that raises a fair question about whether the paper is unbiased in its coverage of the President’s visits,” Lehrich wrote.
Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney's spokesperson had this to say about the situation:
“That op-ed was about jobs, which apparently is a sensitive subject for the thin-skinned people around the president. The White House may be able to manipulate pool coverage, but they can’t manipulate the fact that millions of Americans are out of work because of President Obama’s failure to create jobs and get our economy moving,”
The full story is HERE.

Howie Carr a well known Herald contributor and talk show host had this to say:

In a related story, President Obama knocks Mitt Romney at fund-raiser.
It seems that President Obama can't get Romney off his mind:
“With a little assist from the former governor of Massachusetts we passed universal health care,” Obama said. He also touted the death of terror kingpin Osama bin Laden, saying, “because of the bravery of our men and women in uniform Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States.”
It also seems that perhaps SNL Bin Laden Skit, isn't to far off the mark.

The full story is HERE.


Anonymous said...

Beck was right about Obama being the most thin-skinned guy there is.

Anonymous said...

He's obsessed with Romney who is presenting a REAL problem to him. the others are just little knats flyng around that are easily swatted.

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of poor President Obama who can't seem to get Mitt Romney off of his mind! I do think that he is trying to knock out his rival now before Mitt wins the nomination against him. With the economy heading the direction it is, Mitt's strength with the economy will be appealing to many voters.

Go Mitt!


Ann said...

It's obvious that Obama and the WH have been assessing the various candidates chances in 2012 and they don't like what they see with Romney.