She Still Needs to Vote
The comments of Mitt Romney last week, critical of the statement issued by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, are yet another example of Mr. Romney’s pandering to the jingoist right wing of the Republican Party.
For starters, the embassy statement was issued before the subsequent attack on the embassy and before the likely unrelated attack on the embassy in Libya.
Second, the embassy statement was not an apology for “American values,” but rather an attempt to disavow pure hatred, which was the only purpose of the infamous video clip that caused the outrage.
You would think that Mr. Romney, a member of a religious movement that many view as a cult (Mormonism), would be a little more sensitive to hateful attacks on religion.
This not-so-thoughtful performance by Romney taught us little about our values, but quite a bit about the candidate’s lack of judgment.
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