Obama on Romney's "slip of tongue"
DOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - At a "meet the candidate" event, a prospective voter jokingly asked Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, if he could describe the differences between himself and Osama bin Laden - a name he was mistakenly called Tuesday by Mitt Romney.
The Democratic presidential candidate took the opportunity to light-heartedly respond to the slip of tongue by the former Massachusetts Governor.
"Oh well, Mitt Romney's been very confused about this." Obama said.
"I have a lot of trouble growing a beard, I don't have a lot of facial hair so that's a good place to start." Obama continued, "He lives in a cave."
Later, Obama was asked if he could avoid being "swift-boated" and if he could stand up to Republican attacks. This time, the Illinois senator took a more serious tone towards Romney's gaffe.
"I don't worry about getting swift-boated. I guarantee you they will go after me...We've already seen this and I think you know when Romney starts saying this stuff sometimes it may be honest mistakes, sometimes not. You don't know," said Obama.
"I have no doubt that there will be some of that trying to make into this foreign, you know odd, clearly black person and to scare people."
Obama reiterated he was "prepared" for whatever was thrown at him and that he would "come right back at them."
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla