This week has not been a good one for Mitt Romney.
First, his campaign pollster — the widely respected Neil Newhouse — put out a polling memo, seeking to discredit the idea of a post-convention bump for President Obama, that seemed decidedly defensive.
The House is expected to easily pass a short-term spending plan Thursday to keep government operations funded through March, a move that would signal that the chamber has at least temporarily jettisoned the brinkmanship of last year.
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What President Obama on Wednesday called the “outrageous and shocking” attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya left his administration with a diplomatic crisis that threatened to undermine its long-term strategy in the Arab world.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued scathing remarks on the impacts of Citizens United, slamming the "financial corruption" and "excessive influx of money" that is making the U.S. electoral process "one of the worst in the world."
There’s a saying in politics: No campaign is ever as good as it looks when it’s winning nor as bad as it looks when it’s losing. In Mitt Romney’s comments on Libya, you see part of the reason why.
A few months ago, the Romney campaign had a clear theory of the campaign: Keep the focus on the economy. When other issues came up, they had a clear strategy for dealing with them:
At this solemn, serious moment, Mitt Romney had to be crisp and precise. He was neither. At times, Romney jumbled his words and appeared to be winging it. The president had to display stature and resolve. He did both.
Take a look at the smirk on Mitt Romney's face at the conclusion of his disastrous press conference basically accusing the president of sympathizing with the people who attacked and killed American embassy personnel in Libya:
After being widely criticized this morning for his ugly and dishonest criticism of the Obama administration overnight, Mitt Romney appeared before the cameras this morning, delivering a statement and fielding some questions from reporters.
At a certain level, this should have been relatively easy. All Romney had to was come out, denounce the violence, honor the fallen, and extend his condolences to the families of the victims.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's attempt to score political points off the Libyan embassy attack proved his foreign policy inexperience.
Romney said Obama sent "mixed signals to the world" after a Tuesday attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya killed American ambassador Chris Stevens.
It seems pretty clear that Obama condemned the attacks in a Wednesday morning address from the White House. Here is an excerpt of his remarks:
“In times of great drama and heightened crisis … I always think discretion is the way to go.”
Mitt Romney just held a press availability about the attacks in Libya and Egypt and the death of the U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens. Remarkably, Romney doubled down on his claim that the Obama administration “sympathized” with the attackers.
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