President Obama is nearing his 100th round of golf — a significant milestone indeed. How many people outside of Florida’s retirement communities have time to play 100 rounds of golf?
Mitt Romney is pouncing on the president’s centennial round with fresh attacks on Obama’s priorities in office. The Miami Herald reports:
[Obama] tries to keep his golfing out of view, banning news cameras when he can. But his love of the game has taken him to the course nearly 100 times already in his presidency, and election rival Mitt Romney says that’s simply too much in a time of economic anxiety.
“As millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work, President Obama has now played a total of 1,710 holes since taking office,” Romney’s campaign said in a recent release. “A lot of Americans have had to make sacrifices these last four years. We would expect our president to do the same.”
“Governor Romney doesn’t begrudge the president for taking some time off,” Romney aide Ryan Williams said. “But he (Obama) has spent an excessive amount of time golfing and vacationing over the last three years instead of keeping his eye on the ball on economic issues.”
Obama’s critics are also making hay of the president’s time spent on the links: