Here's another look at the self-satisfied smirk on Mitt Romney's face after he
attacked President Obama for sympathizing with America's attackers explained to America why he wasn't ready to be president:
"They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it’s just completely blown up," said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an "utter disaster" and a "Lehman moment" — a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader.There's a lot more in Ben Smith's report about how Romney's gambit is backfiring even among his allies. It's really a remarkable event in this campaign—easily the most spectacular political blunder of the 2012 cycle so far.
8:45 AM PT: Oy:
8:47 AM PT: Yeah, impulsive: