Obama: Romney’s debate performance like ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Extreme Makeover’

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

President Barack Obama’s direct attacks on GOP Republican nominee Mitt Romney continued on the campaign trail Friday after most viewers and political analysts declared the former Massachusetts Governor the winner of the first presidential debate.

“My opponent, he was doing a lot of — a little tap dance at the debate the other night, trying to wiggle out of stuff he’s been saying for a year, doing, like, a — it was like ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or maybe it was ‘Extreme Makeover: Debate Edition,’” Obama said at Cleveland State University in Ohio on Friday.

“But no matter what he says, my opponent — he’s a big believer of these top-down economics. He thinks that if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that favor the wealthiest, we get rid of more regulations on Wall Street, all of our problems are going to be solved. Jobs and prosperity will rain down from the sky. Deficits will magically disappear. We’ll live happily ever after.”

Obama criticized Romney for saying he would include federal PBS funding in budget cuts to lower the nation’s current $1.1 trillion deficit.

“For all you moms and kids out there, don’t worry. Somebody’s finally getting tough on Big Bird. Elmo, you better make a run for it,” Obama said.

“Gov. Romney is going to let Wall Street run wild again, but he’s going to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street. You want me to save Big Bird?”

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