The campaign trail is heating up, but for reasons you probably wouldn't guess.
Kevin Youkilis seems to be at the heart of Mitt Romney's latest campaign issue. President Barack Obama, a White Sox fan, thanked Boston fans for their "gift" of Youkilis last night and did not get the reaction he was looking for.
The sentiment from the crowd seemed to be "too soon." Mitt Romney appears to agree.
Romney's campaign has said in a statement that Obama went to the heart of Red Sox nation and committed an error. It added Obama chose to mock them for trading away one of its favorite players at a time when the team is struggling.
From Hardball Talk:
Im sorry, but if you cant mock Red Sox fans, whats the point of living anymore?Of course, Obamas press secretary isnt helping. Hes claiming the crowd wasnt booing, it was just saying Yoooouuuk!