On the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, Mitt Romney on the campaign trail appeared with Rudy noun-verb-9/11 Giuliani near Ground Zero, in some very unfortunate timing. The two of them delivered pizza to the firefighters at one of the firehouses that responded to the attacks. Continuing in the tradition of creating their own very own special reality, Rudy praised the party's presumptive presidential candidate for his role in helping to keep America safe.
“It’s a war that continues that we have to still be vigilant about,” Giuliani continued. “Governor Romney certainly understands that and has from the very beginning been a leader in the effort to make certain that America remains safe.”'It's a war that continues'. Boy are they desperate, clinging to the memory of having been the party that was strong on national security. Perhaps just being a member of the party with (what used to be) the advantage in national security is enough to make him a 'leader' in this regard.
It’s unclear what Giuliani meant by Romney having been a leader in keeping America safe. Romney has experience as an executive, to be sure – he’s been the head of a corporation, a state, an Olympics. But he’s never held a national office. Cozy relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aside, on issues of foreign affairs and national security, Mitt Romney hasn’t had to hold the reins before.
And just to make this even funnier, the pizza 'delivery men' had themselves photographed carrying half a dozen boxes of pizza into the firehouse. As soon as they were past the press photographers, they dumped the pizza into an aide's arms to deal with.
And better even that that - a heckler harassed Romney:
As the press conference drew to a close, a heckler across the street started chanting, “Mitt Romney, you’re a f**** racist!” On the same day and in the same city as Occupy Wall Street’s May Day mass protest, it was the only sign of anti-Romneyism at the event.And Mitt has 'clarified' what he meant when he said President Obama shouldn't have politicized the event - he 'of course' should have done what he did (just as Romney would have, of course, ordered bin Laden shot), he just shouldn't have told us in advance that he was planning to do it. You know, because that warned the Pakistanis and al Qaeda, and jeopardized its successful outcome.