President Obama suggested that Republican presidential candidates are "beating the drums of war" because they don't bear the responsibility of commander-in-chief, adding that they actually have similar policies for dealing with Iran.
"Good luck tonight, really," Obama said when asked about Mitt Romney describing him as having a "feckless" foreign policy on Iran. Earlier in the conference, Obama addressed the Republicans more generally, saying that "it's not the folks who are popping off who pay the price" and criticizing the Republicans for there "casualness" in calling for war. The president explained that he "remember[s] that there is a cost" to war every time he visits military hospitals.
Obama did allude to Romney directly at the opening of the press conference. "I'm not one of those people who think we should wait and let the housing market hit bottom," he said, quoting Romney. The Democratic National Committee has already built an attack ad around video of Romney saying the government should let the foreclosure process "hit the bottom."