Saturday, September 29, 2012

Romney campaign co-chair complains Obama was timid, didn’t kill Bin Laden fast enough

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September 29, 2012

Saturday in an interview with the New York Times, Mitt Romney campaign co-chair opened up on a few issues — but like Mitt’s wife, Ann, it’s perhaps better if he doesn’t. Friday, Ann Romney stated that if President, her biggest concern for her husband would be Mitt’s “mental well-being.” And now, I find myself concerned with John Sununu’s as well.

After being asked about President Obama’s actions against Osama bin Laden, Sununu replied:

The president is trying to take credit for following the strategy and the tactics put into place by George W. Bush. At some point the president is going to have to explain why he was timid on the first two or three opportunities that we had. Thank goodness Hillary Clinton was there was to convince him to do the right thing.

(my bold)

So the complaint is that the president didn’t kill Bin Laden fast enough? 

His trying to take credit for having been decisive belies the fact that he wasn’t decisive until pressed by others.

Lest we forget Mitt Romney’s words in 2007, “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

Eight years after Bush’s Mission Accomplished speech, to the day, Osama bin Laden was killed by SEAL Team six, on President Obama’s orders.

The rest of the interview is equally amusing.

I’ll leave you with this snippet:

You recently described the vaguely Southern accent the president uses in speeches as “phony as his jaunt when he runs up and down Marine One.” What exactly is a phony jaunt?

Every time you see him climbing up or down stairs, he elevates his arms and does this pumping, trying to look like a well-trained and trim dynamic individual. It’s something he does all the time, particularly when he’s climbing up to a podium to speak or address a crowd. This president understands that he got elected on the basis of style and not substance, and I think he’s trying to preserve style.

John Sununu, there are hundreds of ways we are ‘better off’, which display substance from the President.