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No doubt, the Obama campaign already has something planned.  I told my girl friend about this idea last week, and today Joe Biden mentioned the core point in it.  

Here's my ad.  As an amateur, I would open with video, if it exists, of Mitt Romney saying in April 2007 that it was not worth going after Osama Bin Laden:

It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.

TPM: Media, Right Wing Silent On Romney's Osama Gaffe, April 27, 2007

Then I'd show that famous picture of President Obama with generals, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton in the "war room" all worried as the Navy Seals went in to Pakistan.

I'd finish with a brief clip of this.


It's all that would be needed to be said, although I'm sure professionals could do it better and add a few things.

Joe Biden today:

Mr. Biden quoted Mr. Romney from an interview in 2007 in which he said, “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

“If you’re looking for a bumper sticker that sums up how President Obama handled what we inherited, it’s pretty simple, ‘Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive,’” Mr. Biden said. With Mr. Romney in office, he mused, the reverse might be true.

NY Times

The exact Biden quote is

He said later, “You have to ask yourself… if Gov. Romney were president, would he have used the same slogan in reverse?”

Romney had trouble beating losers like Santorum and Gingrich.  He's in the big leagues now and he just lacks what it takes.  There's an ass kicking coming by President Obama and Joe Biden.    

Update I: From Jacoby Jonze in the comments, Romney also said this:

"I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours... I don't think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort ... "
It's not an irrational position (I even took that position in 2007 about an incursion into  Pakistan, but I was wrong, cause we did it and handled any fallout pretty well).  But it's not the position I want to debate.  Rather, I want to see it used to smack Romney as "weak."  Smack him hard.

This election is a war for our future and Romney's words are fair game.  In retrospect, on OBL, just as on GM, President Obama was right and Romney was wrong.  


Originally posted to TomP on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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