Mitt Romney has made Obama’s golf habit a central rhetorical item in his attacks on Obama this week. “'Hands on' doesn’t mean getting a better grip on the golf club,” he chided during a recent conference call, while criticizing the president’s planned vacation to Hawaii.
Taking it farther than perhaps anyone expected, the campaign is now out with FortyFore.com, a website cataloging how many holes Obama’s played since 2009, and asking for $18 donations to “help us put President Obama on a permanent vacation.”
I do not know if Mr. Obama has golfed the most or vacationed the most, but I do know he has done both too much. While the country was falling apart, Barack Obama always had something else to do.
That is the message he has spent the last three years sending.
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