Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Obama and Romney -- and Their Tin Ears Obama and Romney -- and Their Tin Ears

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


Obama and Romney -- and Their Tin Ears

The typically fast-on-his-feet president showed on Tuesday that he can have as large a tin ear as Mitt Romney at times, which has to be reassuring for the likely Republican challenger, who struggles with the extemporaneous aspects of political life.

In response to a question at a White House press conference about whether he purposely wanted gas prices to go up to wean Americans off fossil fuels, Obama offered an answer from his political playbook -- before recovering and offering a second response from the "Message: I care" playbook.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter