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Obama Complains that Romney Campaign Vision Tweet-Length

President Barack Obama criticized the Romney campaign today, dismissing their campaign vision as concise enough to be tweeted.

“You can pretty much put their campaign on a tweet and have some characters to spare,” Obama said at a fundraiser, per the Los Angeles Times. Tweets cannot be longer than 140 characters.

“The good news is, the American people generally agree with our vision,” Obama added. “If you just put it 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 it’s enough for them to just sit back and say, ‘Things aren’t as good as they should be and it’s Obama’s fault.’”

Strangely enough Obama seemed to sound a similar theme, although not with tweet-like brevity, at the end of last month when he attended the unveiling of the official portraits of President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush.

“The months before I took the oath of office were a chaotic time,” Obama said. “We knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow Americans were in pain, but we wouldn’t know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been.  And still, over those two and a half months — in the midst of that crisis — President Bush, his Cabinet, his staff, many of you who are here today, went out of your ways — George, you went out of your way — to make sure that the transition to a new administration was as seamless as possible.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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