Skip to comments.Press Gaggle by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest aboard Air Force One
Posted on 10/05/2012 1:09:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Q: The President today sort of seemed like he was running through a litany of things that he could have or would have said at the debate. Was there any sort of reset in the campaign as far as the President either taking responsibility for his debate performance or coming out with a -- promising a more aggressive tone starting today?
MS. PSAKI: Well, as we learned on Wednesday night, Mitt Romney is willing to say and do anything to become President, and we've certainly taken that into account over the last two days.
Q: During the debate, was he surprised that Romney took a turn for the moderate? It seemed to catch the President off-guard that he would take this turn for the moderate.
MS. PSAKI: For the moderate? Well, you heard the President say this yesterday, the Romney that showed up at the debate as the Mitt Romney who was denying the policies that he's been talking about for months and months.
Q: The President has sort of made some fun with the Big Bird comment, but in 2009, he proposed ending some tax breaks for high-income charitable deductions from people that would go to places like Public Broadcasting. Does he stand by that effort in 2009? And would any tax reform from the President reduce that high-income charitable deduction?
MR. EARNEST: Im not in a position to provide you with details about any negotiations that may have taken place at the time.
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Oh, my. “Romney lied, we just can’t say where.” Wow.
I thought the accepted for a group of Presstitutes was a scrum.
“In the spin zone of the debate hall, a scrum of reporters gathered around Mitt”