Talking Points Memo reports:
A top foreign policy aide to Mitt Romney suggested Thursday that the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens would never have happened if Romney were president. There wouldn’t even be anti-American protests in the Middle East if Romney were in charge, the aide said.It makes you wonder if there isn't some Constitutional way to replace Obama with Romney now instead of having to have the, you know, election and then wait until, jeezus, like January to be safe again, doesn't it?
“There’s a pretty compelling story that if you had a President Romney, you’d be in a different situation,” Romney adviser Richard Williamson told the Washington Post. “For the first time since Jimmy Carter, we’ve had an American ambassador assassinated.”
He blamed the attack that killed Stevens on Obama’s handling of the region, arguing that the Muslim world would have held the hypothetical Romney administration of 2008-2012 in much greater esteem, which would have prevented violent protests over an anti-Muslim film like the one that led to Stevens’s death.
But wait! There's more! Just below ...
Fast forward to Kevin Drum at Mother Jones here.
Kevin reports that Josh Marshall of TPM tweeted about his story:
Romney Adviser: If Romney were prez no one wld attack r embassies because of Romney strength.And following on Josh's tweet, says Kevin, has been a flood of testimony under the hashtag #RomneyStrength, for instance:
@buckaroo1260: He swam the Delaware ahead of Washington to clear the way. #RomneystrengthIt's time to add our testimony, I think.
@erinscafe: Built his tax shelters with his bare hands. #Romneystrength
@AzureGhost: Can lose his head when all about him are keeping theirs. #Romneystrength
@JoshuaGreen: woulda freed Willie in the first five minutes of the movie. #Romneystrength
If you have seen or experienced RomneyStrength, please tell us all about it!