You all know about the storm that has erupted after Mitt Romney's attack on the President after American diplomats were killed in Libya. He got the timing wrong about the Egyptian embassy statement and couldn't wait until after midnight of 9/11 to make a political point while the violence was going on and the whereabouts of the Ambassador to Libya was unknown. The President was dealing with a crises and Romney tries to score political points repeating the imaginary apology nonsense.
Many Republicans disagree with Romney including former PA Governor Tom Ridge.
TP: “I don’t think President Obama sympathizes with those who attacked us,” Ridge said. “I don’t think any American does.”
After ignoring foreign policy it's surprising they decided to attack.
Romney foreign policy advisor Robert O’Brien called the Obama
campaign's tactic a transparent ploy to distract from the sagging
economy, including a recent jobs report that was "a disaster for them."
doesn't surprise me that they're raising foreign policy because it's
another distraction from the Administration’s terrible economic record,”
O’Brien told BuzzFeed. “They're going from one shiny object to the
Romney didn't even mention the the war in Afghanistan at the GOP convention.
Steve Benen: it's true that Obama doesn't have other foreign policy successes
outside the bin Laden mission, just so long as you overlook ending the
war in Iraq, the ratification of the New START treaty, assembling an
international coalition to bring down the Gadhafi regime in Libya,
decimating al Qaeda's network and senior leadership, and imposing a very
aggressive new embargo on Iran.
And finally, there's the Romney's
campaign pitch: the Republican candidate has credibility on foreign
he speaks French; spent time as a missionary; he's
well-traveled; he's 65; and he helped oversee an athletic competition.
Romney also lost the election when Clint Eastwood yelled at an empty chair that upstaged his acceptance speech and when Paul Ryan seemed shady and incompetent.
More than this blowup is his 4 positions on Obamacare.
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