Sen. Marco Rubio went on ABC's This Week to say he did not Obama's 'Romnesia' line very funny. Nope, not very funny at all, Mr. President. "That fires up his base, people who are going to vote for him anyway," Rubio said. "But for the rest of Americans who are trying to make up their mind who to vote for, what they're wondering is, 'Well, that’s very cute Mr. President, but what are you going to do for the future?'" Rubio went on to say the President has "utterly given up" on outlining a plan for his second term. He echoed those sentiments on Meet the Press and Face the Nation, too. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, an old Obama pal, came to the President's defense and outlined the things he's planning for his second term. "The most important thing right now for the second term is to do what has worked in the past," Emanuel said. "That is how you move an economy forward." Rubio, who didn't offer any details of the confusing Romney-Ryan tax plan, was still unimpressed. "That sounds like a lot of spending," he said.
People who turned in to CBS's Face the Nation were chanting barn fight! barn fight! during the segment with Obama Deputy Campaign Manger Stephanie Cutter and Romney campaign adviser Kevin Madden. Madden didn't find the 'Romnesia' line very funny, either. "The very fact that the president of the United States has to utter a term like that just is a glaring example of how small the campaign has been," Madden told host Bob Schieffer. "The Obama campaign has not been one about the future... Instead, they’ve reduced themselves to very small attacks like 'Romnesia'…along with this talk about binders, this talk about Big Bird, I mean all of it is really indicative of a candidate who doesn’t have a vision for the future." Cutter reminded Madden that it was Romney who started talking about Big Bird and who said the 'binders full of women' line. "We are not the ones that brought up Big Bird. Big Bird is important because that’s the only thing Mitt Romney could point to as to how he’s going to reduce the deficit," she said. "Deficits are a big issues in this campaign and that’s the only thing you can point to... The president has a detailed plan on the table as to how to reduce these deficits." Cutter said it was a "playful term" to describe what Romney's doing at the end of the race: "he’s running to the middle." Madden, evoking Maud Flanders, thinks the Obama campaign needs to think about the unemployed. "I don't think the message to voters right now ought to be playing Scrabble with your opponent's name when you have 23 million people struggling to find work," he said.