September 12, 2012


Romney Doubles Down

Mark Halperin: "Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign."

Chris Cillizza: "Romney's approach hands the Obama team an opening to cast the challenger as not ready for the job, someone who jumps to conclusions before all the facts are known.  And, at least at the moment, that appears to be the stronger (political) argument."

Meanwhile, in his own statement, President Obama made no reference Romney injecting election-year politics into the diplomatic crisis.

Here's Romney:










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