Saturday, September 15, 2012


ACTUALLY....... In this writers opinion, Mitt Romney doesn't believe in "a closed mouth gathers no foot".  'Buzzfeed' has called Romney's remarks after the Cairo incident "an utter disaster, not ready for prime time, and not presidential".  A senior Republican foreign hand said "I guess we now see that it is because Romney is incompetent at talking effectively about foreign policy.  This is just unbelievable".  Romney has not backed off, but his campaign faces the opinion in Republican circles that Romney faltered badly.  A former Bush State Department official said it wasn't presidential of Romney to political immediately.  He said that "a tragedy like this should be something the nation collectively grieves before politics enters the conversation".  The founder of the American Strategy Program said "Romney blew it and revealed how seriously maladroit he is when it comes to foreign affairs and national security.  An attack on an American Embassy, the murder of  U.S. officials, including an Ambassador, is an attack on all Americans and the idea of America - Romney gave terrorists what they want - a divided country still torn emotionally and politically by the events of 9-11.  Romney talks of leadership but with his reckless commentary when events were fragile and still unfolding, he belly-flopped".  Romney has chosen to inject politics into a national tragedy and ongoing crisis.

Every day, the President of the United States is faced with scores of decisions, each with important  consequences for America's future.  Romney says, "If I'm President of the United States, we will restore our military commitment and keep America the strongest military in the world.  The Middle East needs American leadership".  

Fine and dandy, Mitt - just how do you expect to do that?  You make all these grandiose statements, but when you're asked how to go about them the answer is always......well, we'll talk about that later.  Why don't you get Howdy-Doody, your loyal deficit hawk Veep, and come up with some answers?  Until then, watch what you say and when you say it!  Foreign Policy is way out of your league Governor Romney, as is most domestic policy. As a matter of fact, the Presidency is way out of your league. It's hard to be impressive when you can't answer a simple question without falling all over yourself.

Mitt, the voters will decide if you can display the convictions of courage, or if you're just a politician trying to slip by with your wealth and arrogance, instead of character in integrity.