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Romney a Trainwreck

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Submitted by Edward Cline (United States), Oct 23, 2012 at 06:18

Indeed, Romney missed a chance to nail Obama on not only his foreign policy disasters, but on all the lies emanating from the White House and the State Department about Benghazi, together with Obama's patronization of the Muslim Brotherhood. If he had, all Obama could have done was make like Porky Pig. Obama deserved the severest moral condemnation, and while that might have appeared unseemly and discourteous during a debate with a sitting president, it was crucial that he be maneuvered against the wall.

This is aside from his domestic policies, which are contrived to bankrupt the country and expand statist powers over it. Romney came off looking as clueless and pragmatic as the average person who doesn't grasp the seriousness of the Mideast "tumult" and how it threatens the U.S. It was also laughable that he proposed helping Mideast countries develop their economies. The Brotherhood and other jihadist organizations vying for power there aren't interested in economic development. They're only interested in establishing power bases from which to better wage war on the West. Romney should have also upbraided the moderator for allowing Obama to speak over his allotted times. Still, for all his failings in this debate, I will vote for Romney as a means to vote against Obama, who is at core a nihilist, more of one than were Carter and Clinton. He is destructive and dangerous, and has proven that repeatedly over the last four years. Romney is merely naïve, and it's possible to educate him.

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