14 07 2012
[To be sure, a vote for Romney is a vote to return the Neocon cabal to power. Condoleeza Rice is just the most obvious manifestation of this stagnant lack of vision suffered by Mitt. Even his foreign policy white papers from his campaign site are copied from the Neocon bible, the Project for a New American Century (SEE: An American Century—A Strategy To Secure America's Enduring Interests and Ideals). If Americans ever again turn the government back over to the Republicans, we will deserve the Police State which they will bring with them.]
… And Mitt Romney finally stands up to Barack Obama
Mitt Romney, facing the harshest attacks yet from the White House, launched a new offensive last night, demanding an apology from President Obama as speculation swirled he’s looking at former Secretary of State Condoleezza Riceas his running mate.
The presumptive GOP nominee gave a round of televised interviews and prepared to sit down with advisers this weekend as speculation heated up about Rice. Another VP contender, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, appeared at a Romney fundraiser in Boston yesterday.
But it’s Rice who has Republicans buzzing. While some GOP leaders lauded her as a running mate, others said she is unlikely to get the nod because of her pro-choice views — a deal-breaker for many conservative voters.
“It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me,” Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia, told the Herald about the Rice rumors.
Sabato also scoffed at a new report raising questions about whether Romney lied about leaving Bain Capital after 1999, predicting most voters won’t care about the old charge come Election Day.
“It’s a tempest in a summer teapot,” Sabato said. “It’s a clear attempt by the Obama campaign to keep the focus off President Obama and the economy.”
The former Massachusetts governor, asked whether he thinks Obama should apologize for his aide suggesting Romney committed a felony for misrepresenting his position at Bain in federal documents, delivered a stinging reply — for Romney, anyway.
“Absolutely — my goodness!” an animated Romney told CBS News in a round of televised interviews aired last night.
“What kind of president would have a campaign that says something like that about the nominee of another party?” Romney added. “This is reckless and absurd on his part, and it’s something that’s beneath his dignity.”
But Obama refused to let up, citing a Boston Globe report about Romney being listed as CEO of Bain until 2002 in Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Globe claimed the scoop but later admitted it had already been reported by two other news organizations.
“If he aspires to being president, one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer, and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign,” Obama said of the Bain report in an interview with Washington TV station WJLA.
Sabato said Romney’s new aggressive stance against the Obama campaign, which has been blistering the airwaves with ads focusing on Bain, is long overdue.
“Who cares about whether he left Bain in 1999 or 2002,” he said. “But there is a correct answer. They (the Romney campaign) give the impression of being too afraid of too many things. Don’t look like you’re hiding something.”