BIZZARO: ROMNEY SETS UP PRESS CONFERENCE ON LIBIA. THEN CANCELS MINUTES BEFORE SPEAKING

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    Sep 12, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    WTF?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 12, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
    He did this out of respect for both Hillary Clinton and President Obama who later scheduled to speak at roughly the same time. Obviously, he didn't want to be competing on the a air waves with the Secretary of State or the President on something like this tragic event. Had he not cancelled he would have surely been criticized for politicizing this tragedy
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHe did this out of respect for both Hillary Clinton and President Obama who later scheduled to speak at roughly the same time. Obviously, he didn't want to be competing on the a air waves with the Secretary of State or the President on something like this tragic event. Had he not cancelled he would have surely been criticized for politicizing this tragedy


    He should be criticized for even speaking on the incident, let alone a press conference. He cancelled because he is ill informed on the events happening there and didnt want another foot-in-mouth gaffe like he is prone. Press conference would have only highlighted his foreign policy ineptitude.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHe did this out of respect for both Hillary Clinton and President Obama who later scheduled to speak at roughly the same time. Obviously, he didn't want to be competing on the a air waves with the Secretary of State or the President on something like this tragic event. Had he not cancelled he would have surely been criticized for politicizing this tragedy
    BULLSHIT....................... after his big trap spewed yesterday he learned how his big mouth got him slammed.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:12 PM GMT
    I was correct. Romney releases a "prepared" statement. LMFAO
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    He is still going to take questions from the press. Obviously, a candidate for President can, and should, speak about any major events that are taking place in the world. He'd certainly be criticized if he didn't. He's actually speaking now, so I guess he did not cancel after all.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHe is still going to take questions from the press. Obviously, a candidate for President can, and should, speak about any major events that are taking place in the world. He'd certainly be criticized if he didn't. He's actually speaking now, so I guess he did not cancel after all.


    Romney just needs to STFU and let the President do his job. Romney is an unnecessary, ill informed distraction.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    Wow! STOP THE PRESSES!!! I am watching the press conference and Romney is doing an unbelievably solid job. This was the best press conference I have seen him do. He is showing real leadership here. I know that scares some of you who would rather have him shut up. Clearly, and thankfully, he is not going to do that.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow! STOP THE PRESSES!!! I am watching the press conference and Romney is doing an unbelievably solid job. This was the best press conference I have seen him do. He is showing real leadership here. I know that scares some of you who would rather have him shut up. Clearly, and thankfully, he is not going to do that.
    Rah rah Romney!

    Why dont you MARRY him todd? He 'tolerates' your kind. sort of.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow! STOP THE PRESSES!!! I am watching the press conference and Romney is doing an unbelievably solid job. This was the best press conference I have seen him do. He is showing real leadership here. I know that scares some of you who would rather have him shut up. Clearly, and thankfully, he is not going to do that.


    Romney is a disgrace. He is using a tragedy and hostile hotbed situation to score a few political points. Wow... Romney will do and say anything to get elected. Fortunately, voters see thru this facade.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Interestingly, those with real political power and authority in the US government including a few prominant republicans have asked Romney to go play president somewhere else.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidHe is using a tragedy and hostile hotbed situation to score a few political points. Wow... Romney will do and say anything to get elected. Fortunately, voters see thru this facade.


    I respectfully disagree. I saw a whole different Romney in this press conference than, frankly, I have ever seen before --- and I liked it! I only hope that more Americans saw it, or get a chance to see it replayed, during the day, because Romney looked extremely Presidential -- he was firm, focused, and showed real leadership. If he performs like this in the debates, he's going to look very good. The best part was when he was done with his statement taking the reporters questions. Reporter after reporter tried to get him to back down from his statement yesterday, or questioned him trying to politicize this, and Romney would not back down even a little. He made the point over and over that a candidate must show leadership in a prompt and focused fashion if he is going to prove to the American people that he has the ability to be Commander in Chief. Obviously, he will be criticized for this, and the Democrats will try to turn it into a "Romney is pouncing to score political points" type of argument.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:38 PM GMT
    yet another example of Willard Romney earning his well deserved nickname of "Flip Flop".



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    Sep 12, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
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    catfish5 saidHe is using a tragedy and hostile hotbed situation to score a few political points. Wow... Romney will do and say anything to get elected. Fortunately, voters see thru this facade.


    I respectfully disagree. I saw a whole different Romney in this press conference than, frankly, I have ever seen before --- and I liked it! I only hope that more Americans saw it, or get a chance to see it replayed, during the day, because Romney looked extremely Presidential -- he was firm, focused, and showed real leadership. If he performs like this in the debates, he's going to look very good.


    Very unwise of Romney to speak on this unfolding situation. Will definately bit him in the ass later.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidRomney is a disgrace. He is using a tragedy and hostile hotbed situation to score a few political points. Wow... Romney will do and say anything to get elected. Fortunately, voters see thru this facade.

    First Thoughts: Over the top

    By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower

    *** Over the top: Yesterday we noted that Mitt Romney, down in the polls after the convention, was throwing the kitchen sink at President Obama. Little did we know the kitchen sink would include -- on the anniversary of 9/11 -- one of the most over-the-top and (it turns out) incorrect attacks of the general-election campaign.

    Last night after 10:00 pm ET, Romney released a statement on the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya. After saying he was “outraged” by these attacks and the death of an American consulate worker, Romney said, “It's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

    Yet after learning every piece of new information about those attacks, the Romney statement looks worse and worse -- and simply off-key. First, Romney was referring to a statement that the U.S. embassy in Egypt issued condemning the “efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”

    But that embassy statement, which the White House has distanced itself from, was in reference to an anti-Islam movie and anti-Islam pastor Terry Jones, and it came out BEFORE the embassy attacks began. Then this morning, we learned that the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and others died in one of the attacks.

    Bottom line: This was news-cycle campaigning by the Romney campaign gone awry. Why didn’t the Romney campaign wait until it had all the facts? On his overseas trip in the summer, Romney was so careful not to criticize Obama while on foreign soil.

    But how much time do you give an administration to work through a diplomatic and international crisis before trying to score immediate political points? You’d expect the Sarah Palins of the world to quickly pounce on something like this, and she predictably did. But a presidential nominee running for the highest office in the land? After the facts have come out, last night’s Romney statement only feeds the narrative that his campaign is desperate.


    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/12/13827378-first-thoughts-over-the-top?lite
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
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    Very unwise of Romney to speak on this unfolding situation. Will definately bit him in the ass later.


    It's an interesting, albeit sad and tragic, turn of events that has in an instant turned the focus away from the economy and onto the world stage and foreign policy. A weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
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    catfish5 said

    Very unwise of Romney to speak on this unfolding situation. Will definately bit him in the ass later.


    It's an interesting, albeit sad and tragic, turn of events that has in an instant turned the focus away from the economy and onto the world stage and foreign policy. A weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will immediately speak out without full knowledge of said events in an act of misguided desperation. A strong leader assesses the situation from all fronts and acts in a manner that resolves the situation, not inflame it. God help us if Romney ever gets a 3am call
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    Sep 12, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidA weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will grasp at straws, and get his facts wrong. The truly strong leader will resist the temptation to speak prematurely, and will remain silent until he has all the facts.
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    Sep 12, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidA weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will grasp at straws, and get his facts wrong. The truly strong leader will resist the temptation to speak prematurely, and will remain silent until he has all the facts.


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    Sep 12, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
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    CuriousJockAZ saidA weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will grasp at straws, and get his facts wrong. The truly strong leader will resist the temptation to speak prematurely, and will remain silent until he has all the facts.


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    Sep 12, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidInterestingly, those with real political power and authority in the US government including a few prominant republicans have asked Romney to go play president somewhere else.


    John kerry (D) and Dan Coats (R) are two prominant politicians on both sides of the aisle criticizing Romney. Kerry called Romneys reponse irresponsible and reckless. Coats called Romneys response a knee jerk reaction that came too soon.
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    Sep 12, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    rnch said
    HottJoe said
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    CuriousJockAZ saidA weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will grasp at straws, and get his facts wrong. The truly strong leader will resist the temptation to speak prematurely, and will remain silent until he has all the facts.


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    Sep 12, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidA weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will grasp at straws, and get his facts wrong. The truly strong leader will resist the temptation to speak prematurely, and will remain silent until he has all the facts.


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    Sep 12, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO said
    CuriousJockAZ saidA weak candidate would stay silent. A strong leader will speak out.

    A weak candidate will grasp at straws, and get his facts wrong. The truly strong leader will resist the temptation to speak prematurely, and will remain silent until he has all the facts.


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    Sep 12, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWow! STOP THE PRESSES!!! I am watching the press conference and Romney is doing an unbelievably solid job. This was the best press conference I have seen him do. He is showing real leadership here..


    WOW...INDEED!

    Even FOX didn't give Mitt such a positive review.

    And the Foreign Service Community, both REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT, have been expressing disgust and outrage over Mitt's trying to score political points rather than helping to calm dangerous tensions.

    He'll be lucky to get Lunatic John Bolton's vote after this!