October 30th, 2007
10:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama Halloween Costume: Romney Mask

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) – One thing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gained from Senator Mitt Romney’s slip last week of Obama for Osama bin Laden was a Halloween costume – a Romney mask.

“I am thinking about wearing a Mitt Romney mask, but it has two sides to it. It goes in both directions at once,” joked Obama as the concluding response during the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night.

“I don’t pay much attention to what Mitt Romney has to say, at least what he says this week. It may be different next week” said Obama earlier in the debate, hinting that he not only switches names but also positions.

“There is no doubt that my background is not typical of a presidential candidate. I think everybody understands that, but that is what is so powerful about America,” said Obama. He also stressed his confidence in the American people.

- CNN Political Desk Editor Marissa Muller

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Mitt Romney
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Lars, DC

    Romney is the best Presidential candidate this nation has to offer. He is not a flip-flopper. Has has changed and grown. He is a dynamic candidate, not a static, closeminded politician. Go Romney 2008!

    October 31, 2007 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  2. Rodney Dallas TX

    Why don't you go as yourself: a Hypocrit!

    October 31, 2007 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  3. Shawnie Cannon, Grants Pass OR

    Shame on you for furthering cheap shots that have no merit. You just showed your true colors.

    October 31, 2007 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  4. Steve, Indianapolis, IN

    Wow. Now that would be scary. Romney reminds me of a young Dick Cheney.

    October 31, 2007 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  5. Andrew Batman Portland, Oregon

    Mitt was not a Senator...

    "Senator Mitt Romney’s slip"

    October 31, 2007 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. Romney, VA

    Well, I’d say that the Romney mask on Obama is definitely a plus; he (Obama) will now be “kinder to the camera”!

    October 31, 2007 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  7. Mike, Austin TX

    Note to Obama:

    Rather than focus on a rivals' mistake, how about you focus instead on real issues?

    Oh wait, that's right, that's where Osama, I mean Obama has difficulties.

    October 31, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. Tom, New York, NY

    and this guy continues to think he is representing "change" and "hope"???? then why the continued attacks on a person's integrity? shame on him...and shame on any of you who think this is a good trait for a leader....

    October 31, 2007 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. Jon G. Paris, TX

    Wow, sounds like some people need a reality check. I think people like Romney, Clinton, and Rudy, have said things alittle harsher than this. This is how the political game is played, you don't want to be viewed as a pushover. You think dictators are going to be nice and say flowery things about our president? Of course not! Our leader has to show that he can bite back if need-be.

    I mean, imagine being in Obama's position, you're looked down upon for fighting back and then people get upset when he doesn't attack enough. Talk about your classic double standard! I applaud Obama for handling everything that people have thrown at him so well.

    October 31, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. nancy,nyc,ny

    just a classic point that make me keep thinking how this guy is getting well with negative Americans. Ofcourse he has my vote!
    Obama 08!

    October 31, 2007 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. Pepe a citizen of the world

    Any man who believes in Joseph Smith and his doctrine is either stupid or a fraud. And Mitt Romney is no where close to stupid...

    October 31, 2007 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  12. jack,sanfrancisco,ca

    You go Obama! He had a bad political shot on you are the man!

    November 4, 2007 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |