Kevin Liptak on New York mayor and golf nut Michael Bloomberg's assertion Sunday that President Barack Obama is not playing enough rounds to schmooze his opponents.
"I find it fascinating, people criticize him for taking people to dinner - he should be doing that every night. They criticize him for going and playing golf with people who he's got to deal with. He should be doing that every weekend. You always can work better with somebody that you have a chance to build a social relationship with," Bloomberg - who ran as a Republican in 2002 but later switched his party to "independent" - said on CBS's "Face the Nation." Bloomberg endorsed Obama in 2012's presidential campaign.
The comments were in response to Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas' legislation proposal to make use of federal funds illegal for commuting to and from golf outings until the White House resumes tours.