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"Fore More Years?" Romney hits Obama for golfing

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green April 24, 2009.
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green April 24, 2009.
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It was only a matter of time before someone in the Republican field of candidates used the number of President Obama's golf outings as a campaign issue.

"'FORE' MORE YEARS?" is the pointed question plastered across the top of a fundraising website for candidate Mitt Romney.

The website features a golf ball with the Obama Campaign logo on it sitting upon a tee. "1,584 holes since 2009" reads the large print assertion next to it.

1,584 holes? Divide by 18 you get 88 which is the number of rounds of golf Mr. Obama has played since taking office.

Not included in the Romney count was a round of mini-golf Mr. Obama played with daughter Sasha on a weekend trip last year to Panama City Beach, FL. Both Mr. Obama and Sasha hit holes-in-one that day.

The website goes on to solicit an $18 contribution for the Romney Campaign to "help us put President Obama on a permanent vacation."

The ad also features a photograph of Mr. Obama and Vice President Biden enjoying a sunny moment on the putting green on the South Lawn of the White House. Both men are in business clothes except they doffed their suit jackets.

The picture, above, is an Official White House Photo taken by presidential photographer Pete Souza and posted on the White House Flickr site in April of 2009.

Some might say it's an inadvertent contribution in kind to the Romney Campaign from the Obama White House.

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