No one should be surprised by Mitt Romney’s leaden and unnuanced comments attacking the Obama Administration for allegedly coddling the attackers of the American embassy in Egypt on September 11, when a similar attack in Libya killed four foreign service officers, including the American ambassador.
Every presidential campaign season has high-profile moments that reveal the unscripted and unfiltered values and temperaments of the candidates—such as Romney’s off-kilter and neo-con infused comments on the attacks. While analysts will compare Romney’s lack of nuance and foreign policy instincts to Obama’s carefully composed comments, no one should be surprised by Romney.
In a presidential campaign stretching for months, if not years, it is easy to forget Romney's earlier unfiltered pronouncements or just to dismiss them as gaffes. But the overall pattern is unmistakable: Romney lives in a world where his values are not the same as ordinary people and where he hides behind conservative principles regardless of their impact or harm.
...[Here] is a quick collection of video clips, some assembled by other websites, which underscore that Romney’s intemperate and bellicose comments in response to the Libya crisis are hardly unique, but are consistent with views that are not appropriate for the world’s most powerful political leader.
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