Barack obama on the couch with David Leterman September 18, 2012

Barack Obama’s Appearance On Letterman Capitalizes on Romney’s Latest Gaffe.

As Romney takes what it appears to be his biggest stumble yet, Obama as strategic as ever, calmly and slowly slaps on a choke hold, and starts to apply pressure.  This choke out of his opponent came via The Late Show with David Letterman.

Criticized about his TV Show appearances in the past, this one had timing that couldn’t have been planned any better.

In response to Mitt Romeny’s statement regarding 47 percent of Americans, where he was overheard telling donors that this was the percentage that essentially depended on the government”.  Here was Romney’s exact statement,

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what,

Once Obama arrived, Letterman opened with a Clint Eastwood joke, pointing to the empty chair and asking the president,

“I want to know before we get started if you want to say something to the empty chair,”

Then the President was all business with a flare of “the casual”, something that he does so well.  He then did what he does best, he talked to the people,

“One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country, My expectation is if you want to be president, you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some,”

The audience ate it up like Grandma’s apple pie!  He went on,

“When I won in 2008, 47 percent of people who voted, voted for John McCain. They didn’t vote for me,  And what I said on election night was, even though you didn’t vote for me, I hear your voices and I’m going to work as hard as I can to be your president.”

Today Romney stood by the statement instead of apologizing, which garnered more criticism.  Obama, who had been there before when he was caught making generalizing statements about white rural voters “clinging to guns or religion”…he admitted his mistake and moved on, the POTUS suggested this as a plan of action for Romney,

“When you run for president, you are under a microscope all the time. All of us make mistakes. That incident in 2008, I immediately said, ‘I regret this,'”

“What I think people want to make sure of is you’re not writing off a big chunk of the country.”

As Obama quietly continues to apply pressure, every time Romney inhales, Obama will slowly increase the pressure with a smile and a grin, until the point where Romney can no longer take in any more air ultimately killing the Republican campaign.  See you in 2016.