There are at least three things that Mitt Romney must bring up tonight if he wants to secure a definite win going into the last two weeks of the election.
- As the New York Post reported this weekend, President Obama’s intelligence groups were fully aware of what was happening on the ground in Libya as the events unfolded. According to the Post:
“[CBS News] reported that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft observed the final hours of the hours-long siege on Sept. 11 — obtaining information that should have spurred swift action. But as Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were killed by terrorists armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, Defense Department officials were too slow to send in the troops.”
Romney must calmly — but firmly — demand that Obama speak for this unfortunate lack of decision-making abilities on his part.
- In the 2008 debates against Republican nominee Sen. John McCain, Obama said the following:
“We have weakened our capacity to project power around the world because we have viewed everything through this single lens, not to mention, look at our economy. We are now spending $10 billion or more every month.
And that means we can’t provide health care to people who need it. We can’t invest in science and technology, which will determine whether or not we are going to be competitive in the long term.
There has never been a country on Earth that saw its economy decline and yet maintained its military superiority. So this is a national security issue.”
There’s a major opportunity for Romney to utterly emasculate Obama by forcing him to own up to his failures by his own standards. This also gives Romney the ability to shift the debate toward “geo-economics” like the national debt, the weakness of the US dollar, the issue of China, and the Euro Zone crisis.
- Remember this?
I believe it speaks for itself.
If Romney brings these things up in the right fashion, it ought to be a slam dunk.