The Seals could hurt Obama in the end. James Fallows growls at Romney’s “even Jimmy Carter” line. A new task for Obama field workers this cycle: accounting for voter ID laws. How to assess Romney’s small-donor problem. They’ve called in the genealogists in Massachusetts. Robert Draper on the freshmen. Washington’s apostasy payoff. And the Smithsonian [...]
How politicians should and should not use stories of national-security successes
On Monday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, as host Ed Schultz and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - discussed Mitt Romney's crack on President Obama that even President Carter would have had the sense to order the...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney said Monday that of course he would have taken out Bin Laden and that ‘even Jimmy Carter would have made that call.’ Since Jimmy Carter ordered a brave and risky but failed military mission into Iran, that was a cheap shot on the part of someone who has never had anything to do [...]
The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more. WASHINGTON/POLITICAL: CNN: Romney: 'Even Jimmy Carter' would have ordered bin Laden attack President Barack Obama on Monday appeared to call out Mitt Romney over what he said about going [...]
This has been quite a week for the Romney campaign and while it will bring cheers from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh fans, how will it play with independent voters? Probably not well: (1) A Romney aide (despite Romney’s Nov. 2008 New York Times op ed titled Let Detroit Go Bankrupt) insisted that Romney really [...]
“Of course, even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.” – Mitt Romney IT’S THE QUOTE OF THE DAY and is pitch perfect for the national media and political press. On whether Mitt Romney would have given the order to take out Osama bin Laden, the quote is via Ginger Gibson of Politico. They also [...]
James Fallows, a former Carterite himself, has the definitive takedown of Mitt Romney’s claim that “even Jimmy Carter” would have ordered the Bin Laden raid. (ICYMI: My similar take here.) David Corn’s detailed behind-the-scenes account of the deliberations that went into ordering the Bin Laden killing reveals how big a gamble it really was. Read full article >>
The 39th president could teach some lessons about resolve to the man who hopes to become the 45th.
He has good reason to do so, I believe: >James Fallows: 'Even Jimmy Carter': Mitt Romney informs us that the raid that took out Osama bin Laden one year ago was no big deal, because "even Jimmy Carter would have given that order." Grrrrr…. Show More Summary
The 39th president could teach some lessons about resolve to the man who hopes to become the 45th
President Obama responds to Mitt Romney’s claim that he would have given the order Obama did to launch the mission that ended in Bin Laden’s killing, and that even Jimmy Carter would have done the same: Read full article >>
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Monday appeared to call out Mitt Romney over what he said about going after Osama bin Laden on the campaign trail four years ago, as opposed to on the eve of the first anniversary of the raid that killed the terrorist leader. Asked about Romney's comments earlier in [...]
The Los Angeles Times reports: Romney rejected Democratic efforts to question whether he would have given the directive to kill bin Laden, saying “of course” he would have done so. “Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.” Keep reading this post...
Today Mitt Romney was asked whether he would have given the order to launch the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, as Obama did. “Of course,” Romney said. “Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.” Read full article >>
Mitt Romney is on record saying that he would not enter Pakistan without permission "to kill one man," meaning Osama bin Laden. Obviously, Romney's reflexive opposition to everything Barack Obama says has backfired on him with this one,...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney personally responded to the Obama campaign’s outrageous Osama bin Laden ad this way: “Of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.” That’s fine, I suppose, but it’s defensive, and insufficient. Read full article >>
Following a speech to voters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney was asked whether he would have "gone after" Osama bin Laden, to which he responded defensively, "Of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order."