I re-blogged this mainly for the ‘Presidential Candidate Tracker’, but it can’t be denied that “President Obama is rattled and on the defensive,”


By Ashley Killough, CNN

(CNN) — President Barack Obama took heat this week for calling his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, a “bullsh***ter” while speaking with a writer from Rolling Stone magazine, but the president on Friday said he didn’t use the comment until the interview had finished.

“You know, this was a conversation after an interview, a casual conversation with a reporter,” Obama told a reporter with KUSA, a local CNN affiliate based in Denver.

Douglas Brinkley, who penned the article, wrote that while he and the magazine’s executive editor, Eric Bates, were at the White House for the interview, Bates passed along a message from his six-year-old daughter who said to tell the president, “You can do it,” regarding his re-election.

Obama responded, “You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well that’s a bulls***ter, I can tell.'”

When an advanced copy of…

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