President Obama ripped the GOP’s recently wrapped convention as a “rerun” and a throwback to an earlier time, as he kicked off a campaign tour Saturday leading up to his nomination next week.
“We’d seen it before,” Obama told a crowd estimated by local officials at 10,000 people. “You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV…”
The president also knocked Romney for a glaring omission in his acceptance speech.
Romney “had nothing to say about Afghanistan last week, let alone offer a plan” for bringing home U.S. troops from the war zone, Obama said.
Obama also attacked Romney for comments that he made in 2011, when he called Obama’s plan for troop withdrawals from Iraq “precipitous” and “unfortunate,” saying, “I think it’s tragic. It puts at risk many of the victories that were hard won by the men and women who served there.”
“He said ending the war in Iraq was a tragedy,” Obama said. “I said we’d end that war, and we did. I said we’d take out Bin Laden and we did.”