Skip to comments.Romney is playing it exceedingly well re: Benghazi
Posted on 10/26/2012 6:38:06 PM PDT by Signalman
Romney does not have to, and should not, bring up the Obama/Benghazi fiasco and coverup on his campaign stops for three good reasons:
1. This story is getting bigger by the hour. It's all over the internet and the twitter universe, and the MSM will not be able to contain it.
2. It's obvious that there are anonymous insiders in the State Dept. and/or the Intelligence Community who are leaking information as to what really happened to friendly media types (for our side) and Drudge will keep this issue front and center.
3. Mitt needs to play it straight and cool and continue to convince the people that he is competent and presidential. For now, he needs to stay above the fray. The polls are falling into place and he does not want to say anything that the libs can turn against him. He does not want to give the appearance that he is politicizing this event.
It’s the first thing he’s going to have to deal with so I’m sure he doesn’t want to do anything to complicate matters.
That’s precisely right.
This stroy is exploding at an exponential geometric rate.
I understand that Mr. Woods has accused Obama of murder now.
That is devastating. Furthermore, it’s true.
But with regard to Romney not addressing this, there is nothing the murderer can say to shift attentionor blame or anything else.
The deaths of these heroes is in his lap, it is his responsibility. It let good men die. He let men so far and so much better than he die.
He is a despicable rat.
And it is apparent for everyone to see.
He got the top secret briefing. If he pushes on it now knowing Obama gave the stand down order he’s breaching his security clearance.
Watch a liar squirm here. Obama interviewed by an actual reporter today Denver station.
It would be emotionally comforting for Romney to speak out forcefully about what appears to be - at the very least - a criminal level of neglect at the highest levels of the executive branch, that cost four Americans their lives.
However, this is not Romney’s problem. He had absolutely nothing to do with it. His information is less than complete, and he probably can’t trust that the information he’s been given hasn’t been manipulated in some way.
I don’t think he can make a positive contribution to the situation by involving himself in it, other than to express a general level of concern about the nature of the White House response mechanism.
Perhaps he could say something to the effect that he “hopes that all records pertaining to the timeline and field communications will be preserved for future analysis.”
The MSM is still “standing down” on the story in order to help their man. The msm is just pathetic at best.
Spot on. I think he had this figured prior to the last debate too, and by handling it as he did, he did not give Obama yet another opportunity to spin and lie about it.
Romney is not the Commander in Chief (yet) and he is not the news media. The President is OBLIGATED to tell the American People what the hell is going on, and he is failing to do so. The media has a responsibility to investigate and report, but we know they have abdicated that role for decades now. But neither of the above facts makes it Romney’s job to report, investigate, or attack. He can and should stay above this fiasco, which is “sins of hte past” while focusing on his plans to move the nation and especially the economy toward prosperity.
“....Watch a liar squirm here....”
Damn, look at the despicable Muslim traitor’s eye blinking rate-—off the charts!!
We have loads of press if they would do their jobs. We have hired loads of Congress Critters to take responsibility for oversight of the Executive Branch if they would just do their jobs.
Oh my gosh, twitter is ablaze!
I doubt the top secret briefing included full details on the chain of command malfeasance, most likely by Obama, in the Benghazi matter.
When your opponent is sinking, you do not throw him a rope.
The ONLY way that 99% of the people will know about this is if Romney brings it up and runs TV ads on it.
What do you mean “playing”? he’s not saying anything! I’m playing the world chess championship.
Romney doesn’t need to say much, but the Repub “leadership” ought to be. Where are they? Or are they, too, being squelched by the State Run Media? So far all I’ve heard about is a “strongly worded letter” that Boehner sent to Obozo, which I’m sure was used on the first available bowel movement at 1600 PA Ave.
Proxies should be attacking like mad dogs (and Englishmen)! I hear crickets.
Just because he gets a security briefing doesn't mean he knows everything. There is about a zero chance Romney has been told anything regarding the details of what happened in Libya.
The more Obama protests the guiltier he looks.
Romney is enjoying the show LOL
The MSM is NOT covering it.
Dumbed down America is not getting the message.
Reason #4: By Mitt remaining silent, the MSM cannot shift the narrative to an attack on Romney. Recall, when Romney initially — and correctly — criticized Obama for apologizing for the “video,” Romney was attacked for “jumping the gun” and the media ran stories how Romney’s “gaffe” could be the final blow to an already fragile campaign. Then we had the Candy Crowley setup, along with the allegations that Romney was “politicizing” the Benghazi “tragedy.” No need for Mitt to personally fuel the flames. He is staying on message and remaining upbeat.
What a weasel.
Thanks for the video.
Zero was probably involved with running weapons from Libya to Syria muslim brotherhood rebels. It has been reported that the operation’s cover was blown and that Russia and Iran (allies of Syria’s Assad) knew of it. The speculation is that Iran dispatched hit squads and Zer0 was afraid of problems with Russia if he fought back.
Michelle Bachman and others questioned Hillary’s aid, Huma, and her and her families ties with the muslim brotherhood and muslim sisterhood. They should follow up with how this fits in with all the zer0 support of arab spring and the revolutions the left so loves.
Nice summary. As you say, there are any number of reasons for Romney to let others take the lead.
Romney’s first and foremost priority is to get elected and get this evil infestation out of the White House. Focusing on Benghazi could distract from his campaign, rather than furthering it.
As others say, if he addresses the issue of Benghazi in any substantive way, he will be accused of breaching security.
There are others who are in a position to push the Benghazi investigation now. Obama is starting to twist in the wind. Let that continue to grow.
He really threw Obama for a loop when he didn’t take the bait on Benghazi in the third debate. It was great. Let Obama continue to guess.
I was listening to shortwave radio out of the liberal state of Maine tonight (WBCQ) and They knew about it!
They were livid!
This story is exploding in Oboes face.
It doesn’t matter.
Dumbed downed America cannot be reached.
Even if they are watching it, they do not see it and they do not hear it.
I have seen this happen right before my eyes just a couple of days ago, and it was infuriating.
Only people that want to know will know about this. Th eothers are the enemy of America, and that is all there is to it.
The best thing to do for Romney is to keep talking economy while the media talks Libya. Win from two fronts - CHECK...MATE.
There's a whiff of Clinton in the air...
...and Drudge will keep this issue front and center
I wouldn't count on Drudge. For Drudge, the weather trumps everything.
The days of sitting on our rear ends complaining about the MSN not doing its job ended around 1998.
It is OUR job to get this story known, through email, Facebook, Twitter, word of mouth, etc.
We have the tools and technology. Do it.
“Proxies should be attacking like mad dogs (and Englishmen)! I hear crickets.”
Watch on Sunday. That will be the next to last Sunday before the election.
And of course over 90% already have their minds made up, so be realistic about who and how many need to hear, change their minds, etc.
I hope it impacts 2 to 5 percent. That is realistic, and probably enough too.
I wouldn't worry about it. The Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms will be dead soon, or at least marginalized to the point of irrelevancy. Maybe not soon enough, but soon. It is inevitable.
“Dumbed downed America cannot be reached.
Even if they are watching it, they do not see it and they do not hear it.”
You are one of those defeatists and fatalists Rush was talking about.
You’re right give up, throw in the towel, suck your thumb and curl up into a little ball.
Oh, ok. Let me tell you a little story, champ.
Went to the doctor’s office on Wednesday.
Was in the waiting room with four other people. My doctor is a conservative and he plays Fox News in his waiting room.
Megan Kelly was on reporting the recently leaked e-mails showing that he white house new in real time what was going on.
A young lady from this group of four said to an older lady in this group mom, do you hear what they are saying.
The older lady responded I ain’t even listening to them, I’m just reading the ticker.
Even when it’s right in front of their faces, they do not see, and they do not hear.
Now take your condesceding, snide, stupid little post and stuff where you know it belongs.
I get it. One old lady in a doctor’s office led you to the conclusion “Dumbed downed America cannot be reached.”
I see your point. Let’s give up and go home. It’s over.
Hopefully, when Barry and the ‘RATS suggest Romney “suspend” his campaign and come to Washington to discuss this “crisis”, Romney tells Barry to take a hike. Don’t take the bait.
I am not giving up or going home.
I am telling you a reality about those who will not see because they don’t want to see.
But you are certainly free to keep on being a jerk if you want.
Just caught ‘Inside Edition’ on NBC.
(I had tapped it)
They carried the interview of the seal’s father (including the father saying they killed his son) and the gross remark Biden made about balls.
This surprised me. Maybe they reached some of the dummies.
OK, you’re right, I was a jerk.
But take heart, we are winning this! Don’t give up. People ARE being persuaded.
Look at the numbers. :-)
I was also a jerk.
I’m sorry to you.
The incident I described in the waiting room really, really hacked me off.
I do not understand how a person being presented with direct evidence that the president allowed these men to die, direct evidence of treason, looks right at it and literally ignores it.
But that is exactly what I saw.
It occurred to me at the time that this is the process that is occurring which allows a man such as this to enjoy any support whatsoever.
I shouldn’t have come at you like I did, I think I’m taking out my anger over this on people that don’t deserve it. I wanted to say something to this woman right then and there, but I swallowed it out of concern for civility.
I also believe we are winning this. I truly do. I must admit that I am at a loss as to how do you inform and convince someone who cannot be informed or convinced.
I just do not know the answer to this and it is frustrating.
Oh my, that was my first observation as well. When the reporter asks 0bozo (0:51 mark) if they were denied requests for help during the attack his blink rate goes into overdrive. VERY apparent that Barry is caught lying his a$$ off.
I share your anger. Honestly.
I have been snapping at people and at the end of the day I feel like my brain is going to explode. Such pressure in the skull. We are so frustrated, and we are not the only ones.
We are white-hot mad at what is being done in our country.
I actually feel guilty, because I think my anger might have reached very unhealthy levels. It’s because we’re taking too much on ourselves.
We see the media in the tank and doing NO reporting on the truth about Obama, and it is confounding. Then we see people like that lady and I admit, I have family members just like her.
Cult members, I call them. No truth will penetrate their thick skulls. lol
But they are not the ones who will decide this.
I take comfort in the FACT that a Marxist, America-hating racist has FAILED to transform the country.
It was a delusional proposition to begin with, sort of like Hitler’s Aryan Nation stupidity. A fantasy dreamed up in the mind of a narcissistic madman. It was doomed to fail.
Obama is gone. I am certain of it.
Let’s take some time off from politics for a while after the election...for our own health and sanity. LOL
God is greater than all of this, and He is not worried. ;-)
Good make up posts by both of you.
This is a very tough and nerve wracking time for all of us.
Sort of amazing to think we had our President cover up a terrorist attack and then blame a You Tube Video for it. While on the day major facts in the case break, a group of our fellow Americans and media celebrate a tramp girl talking about how voting for Barack is better than sex in an official campaign video.
There are two America’s. One is outright nuts.
I was also stunned, and also felt justified in my suspicions, when I saw Lie-on Panetta and David Petraeus in the press briefing Thursday, attempting to lie their and Obunga’s way out of the Benghazi tar pit.
Panetta couldn’t even stand up straight, slumped over, and seemingly almost hiding behind the lectern and shifting his gaze around the room at everything EXCEPT the camera lens, as he mumbled out the lies du jour he received from POTUS, et al.
And Petraeus had such a pure shit-faced guilty expression on his face and a pasty white countenance. What a sorry, despicable pair of amoral creeps! Petraeus might yet be capable of coming forth with the truth if his conscience is still operative. I have no such hope for Panetta. He sold his soul to the democRAT party many years ago.
I agree with all of my heart and soul.
I am carrying a heavy burden of anger now, doing my best to shoulder, but man, it’s rough ><
Was just listening to the rebroadcast of Glenn Beck’s radio program from this morning during which he was speaking to the father of the murdered seal, Woods.
This man is unlike any man I have ever heard.
His burden makes mine look smaller than a grain of sand. I cannot imagine his anger. My mind simply cannot comprehend what it is to walk in his shoes. During this conversation, glenn told him of the denial of requested support as it broke this morning.
The man’s response was as if Jesus Christ was in his body speaking at the time. Perhaps He was.
I am at a loss as to how other media outlets are utterly ignoring this father. I cannot, Dear Lord in Heaven, understand how this is happening on this earth on this day.
What has become of our country? I don’t mean everyone. But it is as if some of our countrymen have lost their souls yet somehow still walk around as husks.
Lord, please help us, please give us your strength, we need it desperately, we cannot survive without you. We cannot.
Do Not Make Fun of His Ears, God Bless you and your family and America. Let us go out and defeat this evil that is among us with the help of our Lord. This is our duty.
Indeed the Obama Stream Media (OSM) is totally covering up this issue. A google search of “Obama Benghazi” and selecting the “News” option turns up crickets amongst the OSM right now. The only news stories are from conservative web sites and Fox News. This is almost beyond comprehension that a conspiracy of this magnitude is being carried out by the OSM. They are far better organized and more coherent in their ability to control the news than I imagined was possible.
Yup. He can leave the attacks to Sununu, Giuliani, et al. The SuperPacs must be churning out some devastating ads as we speak. I hope that PAC of ex Special Ops troops is getting enough support, too. I think I’ll send them some bucks.