Skip to comments.Will Romney's Foreign-Policy Fumble Doom His Campaign?(Lefty Panties in a Twist Alert)
Posted on 09/12/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by mojito
Will Mitt Romney look back on this day as the blunder that doomed his campaign?
It's too soon to tell, of course. But the reaction to his recent foreign-policy moves has been overwhelmingly negative, from Republicans and Democrats alike, to the point that some wonder whether it could begin to disqualify him in voters' minds.
Romney's response to the incidents of the last 24 hours -- the storming of the American embassy in Cairo and the killing of the American ambassador and three others in Libya -- is widely being regarded as hasty and ham-handed. From his initial statement late Tuesday, which accused the Obama Administration of "sympathiz[ing] with those who waged the attacks," to his Wednesday morning press conference reinforcing that criticism, Romney, critics say, appeared overly eager to turn the tragedy into a political wedge, and insufficiently respectful of the gravity of the situation.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
I'm sorry I had to post this. Reading it made me throw-up in my mouth. But the nauseating glee that emanates from these so-called elites is such an unholy amalgam of treason and sycophancy that it must be exposed, combatted and ridiculed.
Molly Ball is as ugly as it one can get.
Yet another pant-load from The Atlantic. The are going to get a hernia from lifting so much for Obama. This is just flat out propaganda.
Yeah, that's the democrat's domain. How dare he!!!
Yep, the RATS cannot shovel dirt fast enough to cover up the Obama anti-American, weak, near non-existent response to the ACTS OF WAR against America.
Got news for Molly, the FUMBLE is the turkey living in the WH.
He didn’t make a mistake. His statement was in response to ONE incident... the one in Cairo. The extent of what happened in Libya wasn’t known.
I despise the media.
A remarkably stupid article. All you have to do is play back everyone from this moron writer to Kerry to Clinton to Obama statement about Bush and the Iraq war.
Apparently the “gravity of the situation” defense only applies when it is a Progressive Fascist Democrat like Obama in the White House.
nothing to see here.
I agree. It is encouraging to see Romney showing some back bone and actual leadership.
Flak incoming! You’re over the target, Captain Romney. Drop ‘em now!
It’s days like today that make me regret the fact that dueling is illegal.
There weren't any. They exist only in the minds of DNC media operatives. In other words, about 98% of the MSM.
Hasty and ham handed. FUBO supporters.
Our present government
“A” ignored warnings of these planned 9-11 rallies.
“B” praised Islam and castigated an American scapegoat in response to the attacks.
“C” has put military pressure from an American General on the scapegoat (government censorship).
“D” has apologized to the Islamist terrorists.
“E” done all of the above after going to war against Momar Gaddafi and killing him as a POW after torture/abuse.
Obama’s pro-Islamist, anti-Israel, anti-allies foreign policy is one big ass mistake, America.
These jerks are delusional.
I can’t stand Romney, but he didn’t “flub” anything. He sounded like an AMERICAN, for crissake. It’s the Muslim POS sitting in our White House grabbing his ankles and apologizing for our existence to his overlords — our enemies — that Americans know “flubbed.”
What is incorrect about this assertion? Why is this a "fumble"?
He's stating a truth that the left doesn't want to hear, but we are glad to hear him call a spade a spade.
Only if he backs off his original statements.
If Romney continues to hammer home the fact that Obamao bent over forwards to apologize to the radical islamists who were killing our citizens in a planned, coordinated and staged attacks, then Romney wins!
Oh, by the way, this IS AN ACT OF WAR!!! Like it or not.
As is oft quoted here on good old FR, “You know you’re over the target when you start taking flak”. Romney is definitely over the target. Time to press his advantage to the max. Time to put a real American in the White House. One who will defend our values, not the values of our enemies.
I’m sure all these lefties were ridiculing Democrats about all their rhetoric on the Iraq War during the 2004 election cycle.
What Mitt had said in truth will HELP him.
Let’s assume for the sake of argument that it really was a “blunder”.
Would that actually lose Mitt any votes that are already his, or that were actually in play? No, it wouldn’t.
Standard dim misdirection play.
Their boy POTUS was hanging with DJ Pimp and playing hookey from his intel briefings while this went down!
Who are these supposed critics on the right? Seriously...who?! Such a load of crap.
Will Molly Ball look back on this stupid article as the blunder that doomed her career?
there was no fumble
Looks like Mitt was effective.
Don’t go wobbly, Mitt. The libs are desperate to twist this to their advantage.
This is a reaction to Obama bragging 21 times last week about killing Osama
Guess that's why OBummer is campaigning in Nevada today, you know, respecting the gravity of the situation and all. < /infinite sarcasm >
“This is a reaction to Obama bragging 21 times last week about killing Osama “
And now the little punk has run off to Nevada to hold a fund raiser!
Having been dealing with a major health issue, I have had enough of that LOSER in the White House. GREAT JOB Mitt!
can someone give me the condensed version of what romney said?
Prompted by that lady caller, Rush posited that Obama’s excessive crowing about the Bin Laden hit may have inflamed the fanatical Egyptian embassy attackers who cried : “We are all Osamas, Obama!” That may be one of the few nuggets of truth to come out of radical (please forgive the redundancy) Islam.
Some "unnamed" congressional sources. A desperate for attention former McCain retread. And apparently, although I haven't heard the remarks, the ever reliable Peggy Noonan.
Barry’s supporters are contorting themselves trying to deflect blame.
Goes to show that the old msm is running out of time just like the LOSER in the White House.
Way to go, Mitt! Keep it up!
That picture just convinced me that birth control should be free.
I am GLAD that he came out with a STRONG statement!
Bind and gag her with duct tape and put her in the basement.
This is what happens when the media and the White House are in cohoots with each other you have this. Romney FINALLY for once showed some damn backbone. I disagree with NOTHING that he said in his statement last night, but the media knows that Obama looks AWFUL right now so they are trying to turn this into a war on Romney. When you attack Americans on US Embassy soil its an act of war..PERIOD
keyboard spew alert
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