Romney: “…by the way, if something of that nature (referring to the hostage crises) presents itself, I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity.”
I kid you not, unless I heard it all wrong. You tell me, any correction and clarification would be appreciated. The audio is at times, in audible.
In the full video( Part 1)released by MoJo, at about the 2:20 mark, a $50K/plate Romney donor, to setup his question, refers to Jimmy Carter, and the hostage situation resulting in Ronald Reagan's victory.
The $50K/plate Romney donor then asked Romney, "how can we duplicate that scenario," to which Romney, as if licking his chops (and you can hear and see his enthusiastic reaction, as such scenario would put this election in Romney’s bag), respond back to the contributor and said,
“I’m gonna ask you how to create that scenario?" As in to have a bunch of American be held hostages by some rogue nation, until American public elects Romney and to have the hostages released after his election.
The $50K/plate Romney donor then makes his suggestion about duplicating the scenario (but it is hard for me to hear with all the clicking of the dishes, any help in filling the gaps would be appreciated) but Romney thanks his donor for his suggestion.
Romney then shares his dismay that “… it is frustrating to me that on a typical day like this when I do 3 or 4 events like this, the number of foreign policy questions I get are 0-1. Romney then, rambles on about foreign policy and refers back to the hostage situation, and credit the hostage crises to bring the foreign policy topic to the forefront of the Carter/Reagan election, as if foreign policy is Romney's strong point.
However, before moving on to the next question, at about 4:20 mark, Romney said, “...by the way, if something of that nature (I think he is referring to the hostage crises) present itself, I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity?
So do I have it right? Are they really thinking along those lines? Will they sink that low to win this election?