President Barack Obama during a campaign stop in Fairfax, Va., on Friday accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of suffering from a condition that forces him to constantly change his positions, a condition he dubbed “Romnesia.”
“Mr. severely conservative wants you to think he was severely kidding about everything he said over the last year,” the president said. “He told folks he was the ideal candidate for the Tea Party. Now, suddenly, he’s saying, ‘What? Who me?’”
“He’s forgetting what his own positions are and he’s betting that you will too. I mean, he’s changing up so much, backtracking, and sidestepping, we got to name this condition that he’s going through. I think it’s called Romnesia,” he added.
The crowd ate it up.
Not long after delivering these remarks, #Romnesia started trending on the twittersphere (twitterverse?) in the U.S.:
Why do we mention this?
We just wanted to warn you that, based on Twitter’s gleeful reaction to the president’s play on words, you'll be hearing the term “Romnesia” everyday from now until the last ballot is counted.
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