AP News
Posted: Sep 06, 2012 11:26 PM


That's how many times Mitt Romney was mentioned by name by President Barack Obama in his lengthy speech Thursday night accepting the Democratic nomination to run for re-election.

Oh, there was no mistaking who Obama was talking about when he spoke about those who want to cut taxes for the wealthy and roll back federal regulations. Nor was there any doubt about the identity of "my opponent," who, Obama said, would let oil companies write the nation's energy plan and endanger the environment.

The president gave some clues, talking about "our friends at the Republican convention."

The one time Obama mentioned his opponent by name, according to the text distributed by the convention, was this: "But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy — well, you do the math."

— Terence Hunt — Twitter


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