This shows the brilliance of Romney’s strategy re: Libya. Letting events unfold will only work to his advantage, while launching an attack on Obama (which would have given Obama center stage to deny, lie, shift blame, and muddle the issue) might have backfired bigtime.
Good CEOs know how to pick their battles. Timing is key also, as there is still plenty of time for Obama to sustain further damage while remaining above the fray.
Attacking Obama is raw meat for us, but noone is going to switch and vote for Obama because of anything Romney said or failed to say in the 3rd debate. On the other hand, the polling data indicates that a majority of undecided voters saw Romney as a leader who could become the next President. The 3rd debate wasn’t about “us” - it was about them.
R and R are focused like a laser beam on jobs and the economy. All of the other issues like energy, foreign policy, debt and deficits, etc. are the spokes in a wheel that always lead to the hub which is jobs/economy.
They’ve staked their entire campaign from day one on this issue because that’s where Obama is the most vulnerable. You find the weakest spot of the defense, then you hit ‘em over and over again until you push them back and break through. They’ve broken through. The field is not yet clear for a touchdown, but it’s getting there.
To pull back and probe the line in another spot hoping for a breakthrough at this point in the game is foolish.
They’ll win or lose with their game plan. I can’t think of another plan that would be better.
Obama watched them die. He watched four Americans get slaughtered and did not lift a finger to help.
My sister was saying that she heard the Reagan debate or interview that Romney is using to model his response to Libya and Romney is almost using the exact same words and phrases that Reagan used in regard to Carter’s hostage crisis.
Last night, on Fox, Condeleeza Rice was interviewed about the Benghazi attack and she did the same thing, even using the same words that we have heard from the Obama administration.