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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mitt Romney Is Not Taking Your Questions About Rape or Disaster Relief

Posted by on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Remember when I told you Mitt Romney was going to disappear? His campaign, incredibly, is sticking to that plan. Romney hasn't addressed his support for Richard Mourdock, and now he refuses to talk about disaster relief:


A week ago, this strategy of ignoring the press was probably a good idea. Now, with one disaster and one endorsement of a pro-rape candidate on the agenda, the Romney campaign should probably take a few questions. Not holding a press conference maybe would have worked in a pre-internet age, but people have access to this information now, whether the campaign likes it or not.

 

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I'm sure that they've done the math and have decided that another negative is at least offset by their continued lies.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on October 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 2
And I am sure Gay Dude for Rmoney will be along shortly to explain this is a good thing because BENGHAZI! OBAMA'S A MUSLIM! FREEDOM!
Posted by Dr_Awesome on October 30, 2012 at 11:51 AM · Report this
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I thought he tried to walk back his "FEMA is evil" meme yesterday. He flips and flops so much that we just can't keep up with him.

I can just imagine how fun a President "guess where I stand now" Romney will be.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on October 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 4
And President Obama is not taking your questions about Benghazi, dead Ambassadors and spontaneous mobs over reacting to obscure uTube videos (aka: cover ups).
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on October 30, 2012 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Knat 5
@4: You mean that topic they discussed at length during the last Presidential debate? The one about foreign policy? That was over a week ago, but try to keep up.
Posted by Knat on October 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
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Don't forget the 2nd debate where Candy Crowley had to correct Romney about his claim of what Obama said and when he said it regarding the Benghazi attack.
And then the Fox News commentators got all upset because fact checking is NOT supposed to happen DURING a debate.

So he addressed it during his initial comments on it.
And again on a nationally televised debate.
Then again on a different nationally televised debate.
At this point in time, the only people who claim otherwise are idiots who aren't capable of finding a real topic.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on October 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
blip 7
@4, I understand the instinct to politicize any and everything that is at arm's length during an election cycle, but this craven hand-wringing over who said what and when they said it is getting stale. Could you or anyone else here who thinks this is the Biggest Story Ever please explain why it matters so much whether the President correctly attributed the Benghazi attack in its immediate aftermath? Considering the intelligence community deals with a constant barrage of conflicting information after major events like this, is it inconceivable that the President may have been sticking with the original story until the details were confirmed? What do you think they were covering up, and what do you think they stood to gain by doing so when they had to know the truth would get out eventually?
Posted by blip on October 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
Looking For a Better Read 8
Paul, I'd really like to think that at some point Romney will be held accountable for his waffling on issues, for his callous beliefs on helping (or not) the less fortunate of society, for his lack of transparency, for his failure to openly repudiate the misogynistic in his party . . . but I just don't think that's going to happen.

We all keep making the mistake in thinking that this election will work like they usually do - that the truth will overcome. I'm afraid, though, that should Romney ultimately win the election, the playbook for the future will have been written.
Posted by Looking For a Better Read on October 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Knat 9
@6: Thank you for including that. I wasn't up for any more typing or research on that particular comment, but I knew a fellow Slogger would catch it.
Posted by Knat on October 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM · Report this

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