President Obama delivered his first public remarks after the presidential debate at Sloan’s Lake outside of Denver on Thursday morning.
“When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney,” Obama said. “But it couldn’t have been Mitt Romney because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn’t know anything about that.”
The president continued to list the Republican candidate’s debate answers that struck him as inconsistent with his campaign thus far.
“The man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real Mitt Romney’s decisions and what he’s been saying for the last year, and that’s because he knows full well that we don’t want what he’s been selling for the last year,” Obama continued as supporters in the crowd cheered.
“If you want to be president, you owe the American people the truth.”
He headed straight from Colorado to a similar rally in Madison, Wis.
Mitt Romney spoke to the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in Denver on Thursday. His sons Tag, Craig and Josh appeared on stage with him.
Romney will attend a campaign event with Paul Ryan and country singer Trace Adkins at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Va., Thursday evening.