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Mitt Romney smirking at Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney can't even seem to make up his mind who he's smirking at
From the Mitt Romney campaign's talking points defending his smirk-a-thon:
Questions & Answers:

Don’t you think it was appropriate for the embassy to condemn the controversial movie in question? Are you standing up for movies like this?

– Governor Romney rejects the reported message of the movie. There is no room for religious hatred or intolerance.

Hmm. "No room for religious hatred or intolerance." Gee, why does that sound so familiar? Oh yeah. Because that's what the U.S. Embassy in Egypt said yesterday.

Keeping in mind that the embassy's statement was not about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi—and that for Romney to characterize it as such is false—note that it says basically the same thing that the Romney campaign is now saying. "Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the statement read. "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

So if Mitt Romney "rejects" the movie ... and the U.S. Embassy statement "rejects" the movie ... then what the hell was this whole episode about?

The only answer that I can come up with that makes any sense is that it was about Mitt Romney's unbridled ambition—and his complete lack of judgment. In other words, yes, Mitt Romney is unhinged. And perhaps part of the explanation for that can be found in this fact: Gallup's latest tracking poll has Mitt Romney down by seven full points.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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