Let’s not mince words: President Barack Obama is one lucky bastard.
Last week, he got a near-total pass from the press regarding foreign policy due to what was at worst a case of bad timing by GOP challenger Mitt Romney. This week (and possibly beyond), Obama is being helped out big time by the release of a tape in which Romney inveighs against people who receive payouts from the government.
Maybe Romney could have waited another few hours after the killing of our ambassador to Libya but does anyone still think that Obama has any idea of what he’s doing with regard to foreign policy?
Yet after disastrous attacks on U.S. people and places in Egypt and Libya – and thoroughly unconvincing claims by the administration that such deadly violence “is not an expression of hostility in the broader sense toward the United States or U.S. policy” – it was Mitt Romney who got tagged as having “the worst week in Washington.” According to the media, Romney had finally crossed a line no decent human being ever dare cross by criticizing a sitting president while protesters demonstrated outside something like 20 U.S. embassies around the globe.