This is the part of the debate where Obama’s repeated attacks on Romney’s wealth blew up in his face.
He flailed around helplessly, pleading with his debate partner, Crowley to step in and save him after Mitt asked him if he’d looked at his own pensions. Romney destroyed Obama by pointing out that through his own pensions, he has investments in Chinese companies, companies outside the United States and investments through a Cayman trust – a brutal line of attack that exposed Obama’s rank hypocrisy on the issue. Bam’s big comeback after stuttering and pleading with Crowley to change the subject was, “I don’t look at my pension – it’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long,” which provoked nervous titters among the audience, but didn’t make any sense…if your pension doesn’t take as long to look at, wouldn’t it be more likely for you to have seen what’s in it? Okayyyy… the supposed “zinger” was that “Mitt’s is bigger than mine” which is pretty pathetic but guess who loved it?
Via The Washington Times: Reporters applaud Obama’s slam on Romney’s wealth:
“You know, I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours, so it — it doesn’t take as long,” Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the debate hall where the two men were squaring off — but across the way in the separate room where the press was stationed, a brief round of applause broke out.