(Politico) — Is President Obama watching the Republican debates or not?
According to the White House, he isn’t. “The president didn’t watch the debates,” press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Monday.
But on Sunday, Obama used the debates as a pivot point to criticize Rick Perry. “Has anybody been watching the debates lately?” he asked his supporters at a fundraiser. “You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.”