Skip to comments.Libya Becomes Central Theme At Romney Rally
Posted on 11/03/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
When Mitt Romney strode across the the platform Friday evening and took his place behind a podium in front of the largest crowd he's drawn this year, he sounded familiar stump speech themes of bipartisanship and economic recovery.
But the parade of high-profile surrogates who opened for the candidate fixated on another, more explosive issue one with a particular power to both animate conservatives, and frighten Romney's senior staff. For about 60 minutes before Romney took the stage, Topic A was Libya.
Ever since terrorists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in September killing four Americans, including the ambassador conservatives have demanded the Obama administration be held accountable for what they consider a massive failure of national security, and what they allege was a politically-motivated coverup after the fact.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came out with the hardest line, that if Romney was president on September 11, 2012, "maybe something like what happened in Libya could have been avoided."
"Maybe if we had a president who was paying attention, we wouldn't be going through all of this investigation of what's being covered up about Libya," he added.
But he wasn't alone. From John McCain, to Kelly Ayotte, one prominent Republican after another blasted the president's handling of the crisis.
(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...
Good. Mitt got the message out without getting into the fray himself.
“SURROGATES FIXATED ON BENGAZI”
Wow...! I wonder where the author stands on this, right...?
WONDERFUL rally. I was there!! It was a HUGE crowd. I was in the bleachers to the far right of the podium—behind the podium—and I WAS able to see ALL of them speakers!!
Of the 4 political rallies I have attended since 2000—this was THE BEST one—EVER! Estimate was 35k!!
Did the author mention the surrogates and sycophants fixated on a fake video?
Want to know, dh has been concerned—does Mitt look like he is upbeat? Is he encouraging? Husband is using this as a gauge for Tuesday’s outcome and we haven’t seen a photo of him lately.
I have a cousin who has been to two rallies in VA - he had such a great time at the first one and was so uplifted that he went to the trouble to go to a second one (1 hour trip took 4 hours due to the crowds). My brother just went to a rally in the Virginia Beach area - large crowd, despite this being a ‘make-up’ rally for one that was canceled due to Sandy. The Romney-Ryan rallies are just TERRIFIC from everything I’m hearing (attendance, message, enthusiasm, patriotism .... etc.)!!
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came out with the hardest line, that if Romney was president on September 11, 2012, "maybe something like what happened in Libya could have been avoided. Maybe if we had a president who was paying attention, we wouldn't be going through all of this investigation of what's being covered up about Libya," he added.
Few weeks ago, I went to Romney rally in St. Pete, Fl and it was wonderful. LARGE crowd, very upbeat, Mitt gave a wonderful talk.
Second comment at the end of the article at link,
“And what did the Republicans know about climate change but did nothing while our shores came under attack from Superstorms? They merely blamed it on sun-spots and gave aid and comfort to oil companies.”
Sheesh. Now you know what you’re up against.
With a LOT of energy and enthusiasm!! Along with the slogan MANY times—”Four more days””
one with a particular power to both animate conservatives, and frighten Romney's senior staff.
Thanks for posting this.