Romney should totally use that line in tonight’s debate.
(If you’re not familiar with the phrase…)
I won’t be watching this “town hall”-style “debate”; it’s already hard work not hating public “servants” and “journalist” “moderators”. Plus I’ve got to drop by Punctuation Mart to restock my “quotation marks”.
There is enormous potential in goading Obama like this, and absolutely no downside to channeling the Gipper. Barack would definitely recognize the phrase, and just as certainly he would take umbrage.
And in Obama’s case, “umbrage’ (ran out of q-marks, sorry) means sour, whiny, entitled pouting. After getting over his disbelief that Mitt ‘went there’, at most Barack would spout some version of ‘you’re no Ronald Reagan’. Letting Mitt chuckle and reply, ‘No, I’m not. But I’m already using President Reagan’s economic policies; I don’t think he’d mind lending his best jokes.’