At a fundraiser in Maryland this afternoon, President Obama criticized Republicans, saying that “you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare.”
“The good news is, the American people generally agree with our vision,” President Obama said at the fundraiser, according to the pool report. “If you just put in front of them, issue after issue and you present the Democratic approach and the Republican approach, we win. The challenge is because folks are still hurting right now, the other side feels that its enough for them to just sit back and say, ‘Things aren’t as good as they should be and it’s Obama’s fault.’ And, you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare.”
Social media site Twitter only allows messages no longer than 140-characters. Hence, Obama is suggesting that the Republicans are not running on much of a platform.
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Obama reportedly also told that crowd, “There’s not a country that wouldn’t trade places with us.”
“We’ve gone through the toughest economy in our lifetimes,” Obama said. “We still have a long way to go,”
The audience included Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Rep. John Sarbanes, and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore.