President Barack Obama is beating Mitt Romney on the so-called “beer test” of likeability, but the president doesn’t want to have beer with Republicans.
A revealing moment came Monday, when Obama told a tent of drinkers at the Iowa State Fair that he’d buy a round of beers for 10 people, but not for one person carrying a sign of support for Romney.
At the beer tent, the drinkers “started chanting, ‘four more beers!’” Obama said, ‘I’ll tell you what, except for Romney sign, I’ll buy beers for ten people,’” the report added.
Obama also refused to eat pork chops until he asked for a knife and fork. The vignettes are minor, but the 2012 race is so close that every angle counts.
In recent months, for example, Obama’s aides have said his personal likability ratings have bolstered his support among voters worried about the nation’s stalled economy, high unemployment and record deficits.
Watch the Prez treat supporters to beer at Iowa State Fair…