That sounded a lot like his comments in Iowa on Monday, when he went after Ryan by name, which was his way of going after Romney.
And, as Obama said, he knows Ryan.
During that meeting of House Republicans in 2010, Ryan graciously thanked Obama for showing up to what was clearly a tough audience.
"Good to see you," Obama told Ryan. "Is this your crew right here, by the way?"
"It is," Ryan said. "This is my daughter, Liza, my sons, Charlie and Sam, and this is my wife, Janna."
When the president then said a personal hello to the whole Ryan family, Ryan prodded them: "Say hi, everybody."
And everyone laughed.
AP White House Correspondent Ben Feller reported from Washington.
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