DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- President Barack Obama stopped in Delray Beach this morning following last night’s debate at Lynn University.
In his first event following the final presidential debate, an energized Obama criticized Mitt Romney for being “all over the map,” during Monday’s face-off at Lynn University.
Addressing an 8,000-plus crowd at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Tuesday, Obama reprised a line he used Monday evening to paint Romney’s foreign policy positions as outdated.
“His foreign policy is from the 1980s, his social policy is from the 1950s and his economic policies are from the 1920s," the president said.
Obama also revived his "Romnesia” comments, saying that Romney had a particularly bad case Monday night.
“We had a severe outbreak last night,” Obama joked. “It was at least stage three Romnesia. I just want to go over with you some of the symptoms. I want to make sure nobody in the surrounding area catches it.”
Obama criticized Romney for not mentioning members of the military and veterans during the Lynn debate, saying the troops “deserve better than that from someone who is running to be commander-in-chief.”
“In the same way that Gov. Romney didn’t mention the Afghan war or our troops in his convention speech Gov. Romney didn’t mention our veterans last night. He didn’t say a word about them,” the president said to loud boos.
Obama--criticized by Romney for not laying out what he will do in a second term--promoted a new booklet from his campaign, entitled "A Plan for Jobs.”
The president said the booklet includes steps to grow manufacturing and reward small business owners.
"I've laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. And unlike Mitt Romney I’m actually proud to talk about what's in it," Obama said as he held up the booklet during the Delray Beach rally.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who is backing Obama and attended, last night’s debate, warmed up the crowd.
Congressional hopeful/former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) also addressed the rally. Deutch said Obama made it clear in the debate that “his administration and this great country stand with our ally Israel.”
Scott Van Duzer, the Fort Pierce pizza shop owner who famously bear-hugged the president when he visited his restaurant a few months ago, was also on hand. Van Duzer reenacted his embrace with Deutch, who he lifted off the ground.
Obama is scheduled to campaign later Tuesday in Ohio with Vice President Biden, and will be back in Florida on Thursday for a rally in Tampa.
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