Obama vs. Osama

By Ed O'Keefe

Oct 24, 2007 7:05pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: Barack Obama has described himself as a "skinny kid with a funny name" but being confused with the world’s most notorious terrorist isn’t all that amusing.

"Can you describe the differences between yourself and Osama Bin Laden?" a voter asked Senator Obama, D-Ill., on Wednesday during a town hall in Dover, New Hampshire.

Laughing of the voter’s question, Obama replied, "Well, you know, Mitt Romney’s been very confused about this," referencing a recent gaffe committed by Mitt Romney in which the former Massachusetts governor and potential Republican rival repeatedly used Obama’s name instead of Osama Bin Laden’s name during a discussion of terrorism at an event Tuesday in South Carolina.

You can watch that video here.

But then Obama, who intially seemed to shrug off Romney’s comments, continued, "And I think when Romney starts saying this stuff — sometimes it might be honest mistakes, sometimes no. You don’t know."

"But I have no doubt that there will be some of that, trying to make me into this foreign, you know, odd, clearly black person. And to scare people," Obama concluded.

The Illinois Senator Obama produced two distinct differences between himself bin Laden: "I don’t have a lot of facial hair" and "He lives in a cave," Obama joked.

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