The Dog Days of Summer Campaigning: Obama Makes Seamus Joke
President Obama took a swipe at an old canine tale on the campaign trail today in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Speaking to a crowd at Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum, Obama was spending the day trying to promote wind energy.
"And guess what, Governor Romney said let's end the tax credits for wind energy production. Let's get rid of them," Obama said. "He said that new sources of energy like wind are 'imaginary.' His running mate calls them a 'fad.' During a speech a few months ago, Governor Romney even explained his energy policy this way -- I'm quoting here -- 'You can’t drive a car with a windmill on it.'"
"That's what he said about wind power," the president continued. “'You can't drive a car with a windmill on it.' Now, I don't know if he has actually tried that. I know he has had other things on his car."
The audience laughed and applauded at the dig.
The Romney campaign sent out an email this afternoon noting a piece in The Atlantic ranking the reference to Seamus the Irish setter one of the dumbest things said by Dems in the past day.
"After sanctimoniously complaining about making a 'big election about small things,' President Obama continues to embarrass himself and diminish his office with his un-presidential behavior," Romney spokesman Ryan Williams told the L.A. Times.