Romney’s Desperate Political Stunt

Posted on September 17, 2012 by


On Tuesday, September 11th, an armed mob attacked the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Four Americas were killed, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya and several Libyans. Preceding the attack, there was an Anti-Islamic video made by an American which sparked fire that pushed the mob into action.

“The demonstrators in Cairo cited an obscure movie made in the United States by a filmmaker who calls Islam a “cancer.” Video excerpts posted on YouTube depict the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.”

Late Tuesday night, the mob stormed the Consult, climbed the walls, and the attack began.

On Wednesday morning, Mitt Romney made a statement  about the attack. He begins by saying that we are all saddened by this loss, and that is was a cowardly disgusting act, he then speaks of how we, as Americans, will  not stand for this sort of attack on our people, and continues with a personal attack on Obama.

“I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt, instead of condemning their actions. It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values.”

Romney speaks of how Obama should not have apologized for the video, when in reality Obama did nothing of the sort. When Romney was later questioned on his statement, and accused of speaking before he had all of the facts, he stood by what he had said earlier.

Obama made a timely speech concerning all that had happened, promising to deliver justice upon those who did the senseless killing, but that was not forceful enough to please Romney, who was much more focused on how America needs to prove its power, and he focused very little on the actual tragedy itself.

Romney is desperate for any lead that he can grab on to in the polls, and struggles to appeal to the people who are looking for a strong vicious leader to take them  on a path of vengeance and self-righteousness. Romney saw this attack as a political opportunity.

While in our past, at times of great tragedy such as September 11th, 2001, we as a nation have stood by our president, and stood together as a people. Romney has done the opposite in  making this a political stunt.

Imagine if instead of attacking our president, Romney had stood by him. If he had called Obama, and asked what he could do to help. If our two potential leaders could have stood together in this crisis and delivered a speech for all of the American people. A speech not attacking one another, but grieving together for those lost.

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