What Matthew Dowd, a Republican former top strategist for President George W. Bush, said about Romney's comments

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    Sep 12, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Matthew Dowd, a Republican former top strategist for President George W. Bush, said Romney overreacted to the news at a moment of crisis when Americans are looking for tempered political discourse and steady leadership.

    “It’s just a huge mistake on the Romney campaign’s part — huge mistake,” Dowd said in an interview. Asked whether Romney could fix it, Dowd said he could not. “The only thing that can fix it is if he gets on another issue other than foreign policy.”

    Dowd said Romney’s response would appeal to the right-wing fringe of the Republican base but would turn off independent swing voters. “It almost feels like Sarah Palin is his foreign policy adviser,” he added.

    “People trust Obama on foreign policy, and he’s demonstrated an ability to get that right. And with that measurement, Obama versus Romney, it’s not good for Mitt Romney,” Dowd said. “And you put this in conjunction with the things he said about the Olympics and his statements overseas, it builds a story in people’s minds — does this guy have the temperament, and can we really trust this guy to lead in the world? This was an opportunity to show some measured reaction, and he did the opposite.”

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    Sep 12, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    DuH Dum Dumb Romney is toast!
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    Sep 12, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    But, but... we were assured by his RJ supporters here that Romney is strong on foreign policy, so much better than Obama, because of his wonderful experience with international finance. And they dismissed his miserable gaffs at the London Olympics, like they were unimportant and not typical.

    Instead he's becoming the male Sarah Palin. I wonder if he can see Libya from his yacht? icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 12, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidBut, but... we were assured by his RJ supporters here that Romney is strong on foreign policy, so much better than Obama, because of his wonderful experience with international finance. And they dismissed his miserable gaffs at the London Olympics, like they were unimportant and not typical.

    Instead he's becoming the male Sarah Palin. I wonder if he can see Libya from his yacht? icon_razz.gif


    LMAO
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    What we learned today about Mitt Romney is that he not only wants to take us back to the same failed Bush economic policies that wrecked the economy - he also wants to bring back Bush's arrogant blustering war-mongering foreign policies too.

    No thanks, Mitt.
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Who knew Romney's a budding quantum mechanics professor?
    http://factcheck.org/2012/09/romney-gets-it-backward/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocausality
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    It's one thing to make a faux pas during a courtesy visit to Britain. But it's quite another to go off half cocked against the world.
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
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    RickRick91 saidWhat we learned today about Mitt Romney is that he not only wants to take us back to the same failed Bush economic policies that wrecked the economy - he also wants to bring back Bush's arrogant blustering war-mongering foreign policies too.

    No thanks, Mitt.

    I agree! This dude clearly is faunching at the bit to go to war and swing his half cocked balls around!
    I'm sorry, but that fucker is Loony Tunes!...icon_rolleyes.gif





    Yup.
    Romney is the latest in a long line of GOP chicken hawks.
    Just like chicken hawk Bush and chicken hawk Cheney.

    He got four deferments and spent the Vietnam war in a mansion in FRANCE - while supporting the Vietnam war and criticizing those who opposed the war.
    And now he wants to be president and commander-in-chief so he can be a macho man.

    Mitt never served - and his five sons will never serve - but he wants to send other father's sons off to war do he can feel like a big man.

    UNFIT MITT.
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    Sep 13, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    "Romney is the latest in a long line of GOP chicken hawks.
    Just like chicken hawk Bush and chicken hawk Cheney. "

    SO TRUE........but this time around, being a hawk(of any kind)

    is NOT A WINNING POSITION.

    Even the majority of Republicans aren't looking for an excuse to INVADE:

    1. SYRIA

    2. EGYPT

    3. LIBYA

    4. IRAN

    THE HARD-CORE RIGHT WING are of the opinion that these countries can all Go to Hell.....

    .......BUT.....they are sick and tired of being asked to spend BILLION$$$$ to make it happen.

    NOPE, Romney can't sell another costly military adventure.
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    Sep 13, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
    Balancing said"Romney is the latest in a long line of GOP chicken hawks.
    Just like chicken hawk Bush and chicken hawk Cheney. "

    SO TRUE........but this time around, being a hawk(of any kind)

    is NOT A WINNING POSITION.

    Even the majority of Republicans aren't looking for an excuse to INVADE:

    1. SYRIA

    2. EGYPT

    3. LIBYA

    4. IRAN

    THE HARD-CORE RIGHT WING are of the opinion that these countries can all Go to Hell.....

    .......BUT.....they are sick and tired of being asked to spend BILLION$$$$ to make it happen.

    NOPE, Romney can't sell another costly military adventure.





    Yup.

    Plus Romney's war-mongering rhetoric - and his push to spend vastly more on defense - are both big turn-offs to younger voters who were won over by Ron Paul's anti-war and anti-defense spending policy positions.
    Those younger potential GOP voters will not vote for Romney and his hawkish Bush-style foreign policy advocacy.

    More lost votes as Romney turns off another block of voters.