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Romney Drops His 3 a.m. Phone Call
09-12-2012, 12:23 PM
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Romney Drops His 3 a.m. Phone Call
Quote:People at the operational level inside the U.S. government had to respond immediately to news of the attacks and chaos in Egypt and Libya. But U.S. officials did not have to say anything in public right away. And they didn't. This morning, first Hillary Clinton and then Barack Obama expressed sentiments appropriate for a nation whose interests and people had been attacked.

Each began by talking about the commitment and sacrifice of the Americans who serve their country overseas; then they condemned the violence of the attack; then they promised justice; then they affirmed America's belief in free expression of all views but said that this could never be an excuse for violence. They spoke for the country, and its values, and the people it had lost.

Mitt Romney could have waited, as they did. And when he spoke, he could have said essentially the same thing as they did. We honor the people who serve us. We condemn the violence they endured. We express sorrow and support to their families, and we affirm belief in our values. Americans disagree on many issues, including foreign policy, but those disputes can wait until another day.

But that is not what he said. When he first heard about the violence and protests last night, he rushed to condemn the administration before anyone knew fully what was going on. After he had had a few hours to think, he dug himself in far deeper with a graceless press conference whose dominant theme was partisan criticism of the administration.

In short, when faced with a 3 a.m. test, he reacted immediately, rather than having the instinct to wait. And after he waited, he mistook this as a moment for partisanship rather than for at least the appearance of statesmanlike national unity. The irony, of course, is that resisting the partisan impulse today would have been the greatest possible boost to his horse-race prospects.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arch...ll/262285/

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09-12-2012, 12:34 PM
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It was a knee jerk reaction to something Willard didn't have the facts about. Thank gawd he's not the president because he's the type who would push the buttons never realizing he was killing himself too.

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09-12-2012, 02:23 PM
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Once again, Willard proves his foreign policy and diplomatic skill is zero, out-of-date (this is the same idiot that's still fighting the Cold War with the Soviet Union) and without forethought or preparedness. The days of walking loudly and swinging a big stick are in the past, Willard.
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09-12-2012, 02:47 PM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2012 02:48 PM by Myra.)
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He has the mind of a CEO. Blow up the company and watch everyone run out of the building with their boxes, and then lock the door behind them.
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09-12-2012, 03:45 PM
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"Mr. Romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later." Couldn't have said it better myself.
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09-12-2012, 07:26 PM
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Wrong number!

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the more you are morally obligated to be pragmatic...Idealism without pragmatism
is just a way to flatter your ego." -Barney Frank
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09-12-2012, 09:23 PM
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(09-12-2012 07:26 PM)PoliticalTiger Wrote:  Wrong number!

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