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Video: President Obama Thanks Boston for Kevin Youkilis

Very cute, President Obama.

What’s clear is that the president, a self-proclaimed White Sox fan, was speaking in jest. At least that’s how I saw it.

Those in attendance appeared to see it that way too, shouting playful boos (or was it Youuuuuuuks?).

“I didn’t think I was going to get any boos out of here,” Obama said. “I should not have brought up baseball. I understand. My mistake! My mistake! You’ve got to know your crowd.”

In an election year though, everything you say can come back to haunt you, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney didn’t wait long to pounce on his political opponent.

Mitt Romney’s campaign blasted Obama for “mocking” and “taunting” Red Sox fans, saying Obama “went to the heart of Red Sox nation and committed an error.” The campaign later added that Obama “chose to mock them for trading away one of its favorite players at a time when the team is struggling.”

I’m undecided in this presidential election, so I’d like to think I’m unbiased. But…are you serious Mitt Romney?!?! But hey, if his statement is actually going to sway some undecided Red Sox fans, then it’s not shame on him. It’s shame on the voter.

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