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Romney attacks Obama for ‘slow-jamming the news’ with Jimmy Fallon

Posted April 27, 2012, at 12:21 p.m.

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President Barack Obama and Jimmy Fallon 'slow-jam the news' on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
President Barack Obama and Jimmy Fallon 'slow-jam the news' on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Mitt Romney is using an appearance by the president on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” to paint Obama as a president who isn’t serious. Friday morning, the Romney campaign released the statement below. Obama has consistently used late-night TV to try and get his message across — he was the first sitting president to appear on late-night TV and has appeared on several shows.

What do you think? Was it appropriate for the president to sing with Fallon on late-night TV?

This past week previewed the stark contrast facing voters in this election. Governor Romney’s speech Tuesday night in New Hampshire contained a crisp and specific critique of President Obama’s policy failures and his own positive vision for a better America. The speech left the Obama campaign sputtering – with even David Axelrod offering praise. In fifteen minutes, Governor Romney dismantled the myths of “hope and change” with the reality of a failed record that even the President and his campaign are struggling to defend.

President Obama’s stagnant, government-centered economy has depressed growth and the American spirit of natural optimism. At a time when a campaign just emerging from a long primary should be struggling, Governor Romney has rapidly unified support and begun to capture the imagination of the country with his vision of a pro-growth economy that will lift us out of the Obama doldrums. It was a big speech to mark a big win that begins a big debate about big things.

President Obama, on the other hand, spent the week slow-jamming the news, striking a Heisman pose, and trying to pick a fight over student loans to help the one-in-two recent college graduates who are either jobless or underemployed as a result of his policies (which is apparently really funny stuff to the President). Unfortunately for him, Republicans agree with the need for a temporary extension, but want it paid for by cutting spending rather than raising taxes. So instead of the fight he was hoping for, he got a debate over taxes and spending – which he wasn’t hoping for.

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