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Libyan Crisis. Romney Blew It. Just Like McCain Did in ’08

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Challenger Against Incumbent General Election Cardinal Rule # 1.

Never let the President Look Presidential While You The Challenger end up looking like a chump.

Let’s face it. Romney just handed POTUS a gift. Landed right in it, big time.¬†Instead of waiting until all the facts were in, Romney blundered into attack mode on 9/11 of all days, and gave the Incumbent an unfettered opportunity to look like the boss on the foreign stage during the fast-moving Libyan Crisis.

Here was Romney’s opportunity to show his foreign policy teeth contrasting the President’s mealy-mouthed, wishy-washy, weak-ass approach to foreign affairs. Luckily he couldn’t keep his trap shut.

If he’d kept his powder dry and acted like his campaign actually knew what it was doing, Romney would have had a golden opportunity to say

“it’s easy to demand Justice NOW, Mr President. We all want Justice NOW. But you’re not going to get it, NOW OR EVER, because you gave away our prestige and our bargaining power by playing games in the Middle East that you had no business dabbling in. You didn’t have a plan and it shows.”

Luckily he can’t do that now. Chuckle.

Kind of reminds you of the moment that John McCain ‘took charge’ of the economy after the crash of ’08 which happened almost exactly the same time in the campaign. It’s unlikely to be so momentous as John’s dreadful excursion from reality, but for Romney, facing a Democratic leads that’s just starting to solidify, this little episode smells like the kind of panic that could stick.

Double chuckle.

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Written by coolrebel

September 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

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