"Nothing But Sleaze" is how Josh Marshall at TPM just summed up the appearance of Romney foreign policy adviser Richard Williamson on Fox News earlier today.
Richard Williamson is Mitt Romney’s top foreign policy advisor, the guy who orchestrated Romney’s original effort to exploit the attack in Libya before it was even clear the US Ambassador had died. Now he’s saying that Romney will insist Obama “man up” and take responsibility for the Ambassador’s death at tonight’s debate.http://talkingpointsmemo.com/...
This comes as the latest reports from Libya make clear that the entire ‘scandal’ Romney and his crew have tried to whip up is as baseless as you might have expected. People in Libya actually still think the attack was tied to the notorious video tape. Whether that’s right and that’s true isn’t clear. But it’s more evidence of the actual uncertainty over just what happened and how much success the Romney camp has had gaming the political press into imagining a scandal or “cover up” at the heart of this.
The real story is basically what it was the night of — Mitt Romney giddy to exploit US deaths as quickly as possible.
Apparently, the crack team of advisers that had Mitt embarrass himself the night of the Libya attacks are now revealing their advice to Mitt for his debate performance tonight:
“I think Governor Romney, quite properly, will be asking questions, probing, and trying to ask the president to man up, accept his responsibility and explain to the American people the failure that resulted in four American deaths," Williamson said.http://www.nationaljournal.com/...
He later added of Obama: “He can run but he’s not going to be able to hide. He’s going to have to man up and tell the American people what he knew, when he knew it and what he’s doing.”
Nothing makes my blood boil more than the notion that a shape-shifting pathological liar like Mitt Romney should be suggesting that President Obama "man up." I look forward to watching President Obama clean Mitt Romney's clock tonight.