Last week Mitt Romney yet again proved what a tremendously terrible president he would be. He chose to make political hay over how a local embassy chief expressed a message of religious tolerance hours before a riot broke out, and laid the blame for this chief’s actions squarely at the feet of President Barack Obama. Rarely have I seen this level of idiocy displayed on the national stage.
In a gaffe so stunning in its infantilism that it recalls the senseless bawling of a six-year-old child, Mitt Romney viciously lashed out at the Obama administration for stating their opposition to use of free speech to baselessly savage religious beliefs. He had the gall to brand the president as a sympathizer to terrorists, coddling the rioters who breached the walls of our embassy in Cairo and murdered four American diplomatic core personnel in Benghazi.
I am no fan of Ronny Raygun, but at least he had the good sense to keep his mouth shut about the Iranian hostage crisis during his campaign against Carter. Reagan did, however, go on to waste billions on space lasers, which might mean that this tasteful and appropriate political move may have simply been an error on his puppeteer’s (err, I mean scriptwriter’s) part.
Mitt, however, does not have even the mediocre diplomatic sense of Reagan, and that should not only keep him out of the presidency, but also be grounds to revoke his passport so that citizens of other nations would not associate him with the rest of us.