Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Man Up

Romney's campaign signaled today that Mitt would ask the Pres to "man up" and accept responsibility for what happened in Benghazi. I think he really should, maybe a bit like this:

As President, I'm ultimately responsible for our actions and it's a responsibility that I take very seriously. If there were errors made, I have asked the Secretary and her subordinates to investigate, and do our best to assure that we don't make them next time. But I will remind Mr. Romney that we are engaged in a global struggle where Americans in many places are putting their lives on the line every day to protect him and all of us. When one of them falls, I mourn.

Let me also ask Mr Romney to take his own advice. Man up, and admit that it was your party, led by your running mate, who cut 300 million badly needed dollars from State Department security. Man up again, and admit that the reason your tax proposals are all smoke and mirrors is that there is no there there, and that most of the so-called studies you keep citing are right wing editorials and blog posts. Man up, and admit that independent experts say that your proposals will destroy traditional Medicare and cost most seniors a lot more money. Man up and admit that lack of insurance kills tens of thousands of Americans every year.

While you are at it, you might think twice next time before you jump into an ongoing foreign crisis to try to exploit it for personal political profit - think, for just a minute, about our brave soldiers and diplomats you are thereby putting at risk.