Looks to me like the Romney campaign may be going down in flames....
His real problem is that last night he impulsively made an accusation based on inaccurate information, and then today, instead of having the stones to admit he had made a mistake, doubled down and repeated the false statement even after having the inaccuracy of it brought to his attention.
He also defended his poorly-chosen comments by saying (paraphrasing), "Well, the White House issued a statement so I did too."
Yes, they did, because they are the government. That's their job.
He then went on to blame Obama for the "apology" issued by someone at the consulate (which Romney erroneously called an embassy), saying that diplomats "are the Administration" and that the president is responsible for anything anyone in his administration says. Interesting that he doesn't seem to apply that same level of responsibility to himself and the things that have been said by people connected to his campaign.
His other real problem is that he seems to have very little grasp of foreign policy, and even his own staffers have admitted that Obama has him beat there.
Another real problem is the increasing number of people in his own party who are distancing themselves from him.
but what I saw was Romney commenting on White House remarks with Obama coming back with a criticism of Romney's person. There is a big difference between those types of responses but I also have learned much about human nature and how we will accept a negative attribute in one person while condemning it in another. I remember an expression of ridicule used during the Vietnam War by those who opposed it. The phrase, "My country, right or wrong" was used to mock supporters of the war. Today's paraphrase of it is "My candidate can do no wrong". But that's one thing I've noticed about Mitt Romney is that he doesn't tend to get personal in his remarks the way the president often does. Mean spirits we don't need. I also know that people don't like that Romney is wealthy even though Obama is in no way poor. Strangely it seems that Warren Buffet, though he makes Romney look no better off than a pan handler, gets a pass. Why?...because he's suggested that he should pay more taxes. He could easily pay 35% and still make Romney look like a pauper but, for some reason, Mitt gets bad mouthed for his financial success. Life just isn't fair, is it.
Josh, what brings a smile to my face is the claim that somebody at the Embassy made that "apology" release to the public without being carefully instructed to do so. When you work for the Department of State, you don't release such things on your own.
Whoever sent that out was authorized to do so. The question is who authorized its release. It was an inappropriate thing to release at that time. Romney saw it and said so. Obama later agreed with that. It seems to me that all the anger at Romney saying it was that he said it first. Obama took longer, he had to get to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.
Industrial North. The South was trying to keep special privileges, like Slavery, and extend it because they could see that the North was where the Immigrants were flocking to. They could see their influence waning, so they picked up their marbles and tried to remove their half of the house.
Nobody who cares about the United States could be happy with the current situation. But to describe it as a fight between parties is very wrong. Even though the Republican Party has been taken over by Corporations and the Wealthy and the hyper-Conservative minority, they don't represent the core values of Republicanism. They've just taken over a vulnerable political entity for their own purposes. We need a man with the intelligence of William Buckley and the spine of Dwight Eisenhower to wrench the party out of the hands of the Special Interests, and back into its proper function of representing a set of common values shared by a majority or near majority of American voters.
Republicans have become the puppets of a new Tamany Hall, a nation wide minority interest who pursue their agenda and corruption through fair means or foul, to the detriment of the country. How many Republicans have been caught with their hands in the till, like Randy Cunningham? Endless numbers. Democrats are equally prone to unethical behaviour, but not criminal facilitation of a minority interest, which describes the activity of the Republican Party since Reagan. Hell even Nixon looks good by comparison.
Setup to discourage immigration of blacks to the north. Illionois didn't even want them to sleep overnight in the state.
Also the war was based first on northern taxation of textiles sent South they'd made using tax free cotton from the south, for one.
They didn't start a war to have slavery, that already existed.
He was complaining about how Obama gave a speech about the economy, and then gave no detailed plans about how he (Obama) was going to fix it.
Romney complained about Obama giving no plan details in a speech?
The most detail Romney has given in his speeches so far has been "Me fix".
Honestly guys... can we get 4 more years of Bill Clinton?