Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mr. Romney, she said impeach the president!

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.


JLM said...

Not only did Dubya claim he had no interest in Bin Laden's whereabouts, if you've seen the 60 Minutes interview with the Delta Force commander at Tora Bora or read his book, "Kill Bin Laden", it seems apparent that Bin Laden was deliberately allowed to escape int Pakistan. The Boogie Man is still on the loose, thereby giving justification for the invasion of Iraq, which Dubya was proposing on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, as the wreckage of the attacks still smoldered and burned.

Mark said...

I think it is always a bad idea for the republican politicians to use clown metaphors.

David Hess said...

There've been several occasions when Romney missed an opportunity to reprimand Obama's venomous critics for their false and outrageous remarks, shouted out during campaign appearances. That he did not do so suggests that he is either too timid to offend the conservative extremists in the GOP, too cynical in his hope of smearing the president without leaving his own fingerprints at the scene of the slander, or too lacking in character and moral courage to do the right thing. Take your pick, or choose "all of the above."

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