Skip to comments.Romney faces big risk if he returns to Libya scandal at final debate (juan williams)
Posted on 10/20/2012 7:53:05 PM PDT by chessplayer
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But wont the moderator be asking him questions about it.
The moderator is another lib. The best thing he could do to help obama (aside from collaborating with obama to set another trap) would be to avoid Libya altogether.
Mitt’s handled his campaign well for many months including this month. America finally saw him during debate #1; and, as the other part of a big two-fer, we all saw Obambi for what he is, ABSOLUTE ZERO!
If it really was a risk, Juan would tell Romney to push Obama on Libya.
But then, I am a business guy.
So Romney should just shut up and let the One talk while the "moderator" serves him up softballs, right? After all, ANY topic could be a trap!!
Moronic. A leader doesn't sit back and quiver in fear because the unscrupulous might do something unscrupulous. You bring the truth, you bring good ideas, and you bring a solid vision that Americans want and agree with. What happened in Benghazi is the Truth, and it is a Truth that many Americans want to know about. There is Zero reason to avoid this topic, no matter how the MSM spins it.
What about Mitt doing it because its the right thing to do. It seems like Mr Obama could have put this behind him if he would have said, islamic radicals, in a coordinated attack killed out Libyan ambassador and 3 others last night. I promise the American people that I will not rest until those who conducted this attack are punished. But he chose to lie, coverup, run interference. If Mr Obama tells Mitt that he is offended again, Mitt should reply the he (obama) is offensive! Going on a fund raising trip was offensive, traveling to Denver was offensive. Standing with Hillary and telling grieving families that it was a You Tube Video was offensive, tellling the UN that it was a movie was Offensive. And telling Telemundo, the View, Letterman, and the American people it was a video was offensive. Ignoring a message a few hours before the attack from the ambassador was offensive. However the truth is never offensive. Win or lose Mr Romney, the truth is the best path. Damn the election, the only justice these men will ever receive will be when the Islamic terrorists are dead, and every member of this administration who did not do their job is fired and charged with a crime.
Juan is just talking smack for his boy 0zero. Romney dominated and humiliated 0zero at the Al Smith dinner>>> This will resonate and carry over into Monday night’s debate. Mitt Romney will bob and weave around any interference Bob Scheifer tries to run
It is obvious by now that going pure one on one 0zero will always come up short. If he had his Svengali David Axelrod up there and his teleprompter....Then he would have an even chance of beating Mitt Romney
Nice try Juan, but this will almost assuredly be Bob Scheiffers first question even thought he is Candy Crowleys male surrogate.
I doubt it. I actually think this debate is going to be boring. Neither one of them is going to risk making a big blunder, so they will play it safe and give just safe, generic answers to questions.
I absolutely agree with that. All the recent “reset” articles are proof that Benghazi is Obamas losing disaster.
Seems hard for them to get around this:
If they knew it was a terror attack, (and said it was) then why run the ad over there about the video, make speeches about the video and, most especially, put a target on the back of that film maker, necessitating him being taken into custody (for his own protection maybe), and making more people upset about something they would not even know about?
I can’t think of any possible way to explain this in a remotely credible way. They put that video guy in danger and drew attention to something that put more lives in danger as well.
Oh, shut up...
You shut up,,,jerk.
Would add a lil levity and smack both the MSM and Bozo with one line
2008? Obama's lack of experience is very apparent in 2012!! His failed foreign policy is in full view & he's lying & trying to cover it up in every way he can think of.
His entire presidency is one BIG DISASTER. Everything he touches turns to crap.
Juan is paid millions to play the fool..
On TV he’s doing black face for the blacks.. and Jews..
He is no fool but he is a whore..
Now, now, name calling is a sign of character weakness... elevate your thoughts, com-on, you can do it...
I didn’t watch the full debate but have seen a clip of the part where Romney tried to make a statement and was interrupted by Crowley (with disinformation to help out Obama).
Charles Krauthammer and Ben Stein have also been critical of Romney for how he handled Libya in the debate. Based on the debate as a whole, do they have a point?
At this point we can only ask “what lies ahead?”—what lies will Obama deploy on Monday?
Ben Stein is a MO-RON and Charles occasionally goes “Beltway”
How many non-incumbent Presidential candidates have had foreign policy experience? Obama did not. (Hell, he STILL doesn't!) Gore did not. Bush did not. Clinton did not. Mondale did not. Dukakis did not. Reagan did not. Carter did not. Far less than a third of all candidates did. Yet another idiotic and meaningless charge.
Romney has an excellent team, and I’m sure they’ve figured the best angle of approach. The moderbator will surely axe, Shirley, so Romney had better have a knockout answer!
Easy... Start with the “reset” button fiasco in March of 2009 with Hillary and Russia and say it went all down hill from there.
Juan is a black Hannity. One track mind and will kiss anyone's a** to get ahead.
Juan Two or Juan Two Three Four?
” 2008? Obama’s lack of experience is very apparent in 2012!! His failed foreign policy is in full view & he’s lying & trying to cover it up in every way he can think of.”
It’s not a lack of experience. He has, after all, a full bench of policy experts in his corner. The problem is that they are all liberal!
Obama wanted us to believe that since UBL was killed, there was no longer any islamic threat and we should leave them alone and everything would be wonderful. Qadaffi was killed and therefore Libya will be wonderful. A fully protected embassy would imply that he was wrong.
“Juan Two or Juan Two Three Four?”
Juan Too Many
The $70,000 in ads hasn’t been brought up yet. Not sure why it hasn’t been mentioned. Good point.
Juan Williams = perfect reverse barometer of the rational thing to do.
I didn’t hate him, but I was awfully glad he gaffed in ‘68.
LOL!! Here, let me help you back onto the turnip truck you just fell off of.
methinks he doth protest too much...
If Democrats are telling Romney that he’ll hurt himself by bringing up Libya, that means bringing up Libya will help him and they are afraid he will do it. It’s nothing but briar-patch politics.
It’s shoe byznes, I repeat. It doesn’t matter what is said. Why would Krauthammer, Peg Noone and others, none of them a Lib or stupid, would declare Obummer the winner of the last one, when he stated so many lies? Did I say it’s shoe byznys? It’s like pro-wrestling, and illegal holds are allowed.
It’s a damn good opportunity to tie it in with Ft. Hood, which the administration also refuses to call terrorism and the victims families are not happy about it.
Thanks for the advice, Juan. (snicker)
I do hope it is not too late for Romney to take Mr Williams’ advice. I happen to know that the Romney team has been anxiously awaiting it.
Juan is wrong...no one planning to vote for Romney will change their mind at this point over a debate. Those who do not follow politics and are asleep at the wheel will vote party line. Those awake who do not plan to vote party line have already decided. A large percentage of dems mostly union folks who are struggling will vote R, because they have seen their “Hope....&.....Change” go down the drain!
I think Romney smells blood in the water, and he's had his fill of Obama’s punk bi*ch attitude. I hope Romney tears the Kenyan to shreds.
Hopefully Romney’s handlers will have him ready for the target-rich environment he’ll face on Monday night.
Benghazi was a cluster(bleep) and we all know it. More details are coming out daily and all of them suck for Obummer. This is low-hanging fruit.
Fast & Furious was a foreign policy disaster. Sending guns to a criminal outfit inside a foreign, friendly government WITHOUT telling that government? Ooooh.
“More flexibility” to dismantle our missile defenses, repeated snubs of Israel, bowing to any-friggin-body, stiffing Canada on the XL pipeline, sending $1.5 billion to now-dangerous Egypt, completely abandoning our sacrifice in Iraq by leaving nobody behind ... Lord, I don’t see how Romney can miss drilling Obummer into the ground on any of a dozen different points.
And Romney has no foreign policy experience? Hell, even I could handle our foreign policy better than this buttwipe now in office!
I heard somewhere that Juan’s sons are conservatives. If so, their Dad makes their heads explode.
this is the line of attack Romney needs to take. Obama is so inexperienced. Now this alone doesn’t automatically disqualify one from the potus but he ALSO for some reason cannot even call an act of terror , “an act of terror” without being pressured into it by the people. A good quote would be, “his administration and Eric Holders justice dept. have yet to qualify the Fort Hood shooter as a terrorist. Today he is considered a perpertrator of “workplace violence”.This administration has a dangerously unrealistic and naive view of the world that is dangerous for America. They will not take the advice of seasoned security and intteligence proffesionals in issues where these professionals are miles ahead of a 2 half term community organizer.
At the same time they have actually considered placing returning veterans on the terrorist watchlists, and continue to pat down 80 year old grannies at our airports.
Bet on it!
A factual slip by Romney would not be good. Romney needs to hammer Obama, of course, but he needs to speak in the broadest terms possible connecting the incompetence of Obama’s foreign policy to his economic policy.
Getting into the weeds to score a debate points might be tempting but, the next day you don’t want the news outlets filled with stories about how Romney said it was ‘Al Qaeda’ when it was actually the Muslim Brotherhood etc etc. My point is, stay out of the weeds and eviscerate Obama with deep broad strokes....from Libya to Immigration to the economy to China....nice broad strokes connecting everything together in the most presidential manner.
Sure, Romney has no experience in foreign policy but, it also means he’ll have no record to attack. Obama will crow about killing Bin Laden (using the information gathered by the Bush administration-Mitt might actually be able to make some hay here) but, like ‘tax increases on the rich’ a one-off success or idea is not a policy.
Mitt Romney is nothing, if not, poised, secure, and confident. Seriously, if you were going make a movie about a President , wouldn’t you want Mitt Romney to play him? I bet Obama lays in bed at night just weeping with knowledge he’s got to go face another intelectual beat down from Romney come Monday.
Obama is at his best crowing to the adoring crowds and probably out-does Romney in this department. I hope the Romney campaign has a solid plan in place for the final two weeks following the debate. Ob
Well Juan, WE WON'T, neither will Romney, neither will Congressmen Issa, Chaffetz and all the others that want ANSWERS NOW.
FOUR (4) DEAD MEN, Juan, 4 dead men. Their Blood screams out for justice. Their parents, and loved ones wants answers, not LIES and someone WILL be held accountable right up to the WH oval office if need be.
Mr. Williams, you are more concerned about the death of BLACK little thug TRAYVON MARTINs death, than you are about those FOUR (4) DEAD MEN in BENGHAZI.
You and your ILK scream racist about TRAYVONs death occurring because he was up to no good and got himself killed. Yet, for those FOUR(4) DEAD MEN in BENGHAZI who are the real HERO for fighting and trying to protect OUR WAY OF LIFE here in AMERICA so that your thug gangster TRAYVON MARTIN can practice his gangsterism, your only concern is for us to SHUT UP about it.
What don't you get MR. WILLIAMS? Where is your concern for those 4 DEAD MEN? HUH? Speak up, Mr. Williams, we can't hear you. CRICKETS? you turn my stomach Mr. Williams, you and your RACIST ILK.
Your MASSA Obama, even respect TRAYVON more than he does any of our military, who it seems are VERY EXPENDABLE TO YOU BLACK RACISTs. Oh, but poor little Trayvon, was just so precious. He could have been obama's son, how sweet it is/s
I quit listening to anything he had to say years ago. He may have been fired from NPR but his views never changed