Desperation For Mitt Romney

Eric Brewton By Eric Brewton, 13th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Mitt Romney and how he is handling the tragedy in Egypt.

Desperation For Mitt Romney

Shameless thy name is Willard Mitt Romney. Look, I understand the desire of the former Massachusetts Governor to be the 44th President of the United States, but there are lines that a Presidential candidate simply should not cross.

On Tuesday night Romney and his campaign made a desperate, disrespectful and dangerous move by criticizing President Obama and his administration over the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stephens and three of his staff members.

"I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

Romney, who is still feeling the effects of not receiving a bounce in the polls from his party's convention in Tampa and the criticism he has received from all corners for not mentioning the war in Afghanistan in his acceptance speech is trying to use this incident to score cheap political points. The problem with calling this play just like with most of Romney's gameplan is that this criticism is based on factual inaccuracies.

The response from the Obama Administration that Romney referenced did not even come from the Obama Administration, but from the United States embassy in Cairo, that statement also came a full 6 hours before any demonstrations or the tragic killings of the four U.S. Diplomats.

The statement put out by the Embassy was in response to a despicable anti-Islam movie that has surfaced on the web made by a group of filmmakers in Southern California. The Embassy could clearly see the writing on the wall in terms of what was coming, from protests to possible violence and tried to get out in front of it for their own lives and safety. The tone deafness shown by Romney and his team in not understanding this is as mind numbing as it can get.

What does it also say that Romney couldn't even stick to the agreement made by both candidates that they would not campaign or issue any statements on the September 11th anniversary. The press got wind of Romney's thoughts on the subject at 10:25 p.m. Eastern time. Why let what you perceive to be an political opportunity loose it freshness?

President Obama said Wednesday night that Governor Romney “has a tendency to shoot first and aim later”, that's what happens when you find yourself losing an election that some pundits say you should be winning and when you find yourself fighting on terrain you have no business fighting on.

Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan have no personal military experience and no foreign policy experience as career politicians. Zero, zilch, nada, something that until 2012 was sacrilegious for the Grand Old Party, but with the lack of a legitimate candidate being willing to run coupled with their burning desire to defeat Obama the right was willing to forgive such a grievance.

What they have found is a party standard bearer who is all over the map when it comes to our standing with the world and the countries we have to work with.

In the span of a couple of months Mitt Romney has insulted the English on their handling of the Summer Olympics, insulted the Palestinians over their economy, talks tough to China despite that nation being owed two billion dollars by the United States and still calls Russia our number one geopolitical foe.

Whether Barack Obama can calm the waters in the Middle East and bring about the peace that a lot of us hoped for with the Arab Spring, he stands a better chance in doing that with Mitt Romney waiting a day, a week, or possibly even a month when all of the facts are in to begin backseat driving.

The American People would benefit from it as well.


Arab Spring, Barack Obama, Christopher Stephens, Egypt, Libya, Mitt Romney

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author avatar vpaulose
14th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you Eric.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Sep 2012 (#)

Actually the comment came from the State department my friend, here in the good'ol USA on the state departments website. Secretary of State Clinton had it taken down and then made a statement (On TV) that she nor did President Obama authorize it, well it was on their site, so who ever did put that statement there should be fired, Romney had every right to make the claim that they did do exactly what he stated, period! As far as the olympics, if the Brits are upset about it, I just have to say, get over it! No person in this day and age that is in any power should 'ever' say we are 100% safe, especially those in a country I love called England, they know of terrorism even more so then we do over the decades. To say yes all will be fine, would be irresponsible of anyone to spew. President Obama quiet the ME down, my gosh, he has caused this mess! Might I go on about the lack of military experience in the democratic party, my gosh, the very President you are trying to make look good, has never served a day in his life, so what exactly is your point?!?! My gosh do you think Russia does not have their hands into all of this? If you think they are friend then I suggest you do a bit more research, they are not our friends. Thank you for your non-accurate report!

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