President Obama didn't think much of the Republican National Convention.
He told some 10,000 people Saturday at a rally in Urbandale, Iowa, that the agenda set out by nominee Mitt Romney and other speakers in Tampa was "better suited for the last century" more often than not.
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"It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV," Obama said, clearly enjoying himself. "If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault, and Gov. Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy."
He added, "There was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody ever actually bothered to tell you what they were."
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He said Romney "did not offer a single new idea, just retreads of the same old policies that have been sticking it to the middle class for years." He told the audience, "you've lived through it and you can't afford to repeat it."
The crowd booed when Obama opened his speech with a mention of the GOP convention. "Don't boo," he told them. "Vote."