ONCE AGAIN, Mitt Romney let a McCain Moment pass without a response at a campaign stop in Euclid Monday. You may recall that candidate John McCain rebuffed a woman in the audience who asserted that Obama was an Arab terrorist. But Romney ignored a charge from a woman in his audience who declared Obama should be impeached. (Pressed by reporters afterward, Romney said of course he didn't think the president should be impeached. But only afterward. Some things, he once said, should only be discussed in a quiet room.
There also was this line from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, a Romney Ohio team leader, who warmed up the audience by describing Obama as a Ronald McDonald for claiming credit in ridding the world of Osama bin Laden. (Like, Don't credit Ronald McDonald for the Big Mac you ate for lunch. Is Yost trying out for a spot on Saturday Night Live? Or is he simply enjoying a standup gig as another Buckeye hack politician?
For the life of me, it doesn't seem to make much sense to go after Obama on this matter since it only serves to remind the public that this president was successful on his watch - Mission Accomplished - as contrasted to George Bush, who claimed he had no interest at all in the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden.