Besides picking Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin for his vice-president, there was a key and decisive moment on John McCain’s campaign in 2008. It was in September, when the unexpected and surprising default of Lehman Brothers was announced. The Arizona Senator commented by saying that the base of the American Economy are solid. Barack Obama had a different approach and point of view, criticizing the irresponsibility of Wall Street. That was the moment that the American Electors decided which of the 2 candidates “deserved” to be at the White House for the next 4 years.
Yesterday, several Republicans noted that Romney’s comments about Obama’s Administration response to the unexpected e surprising attack to the United States diplomatic mission at Benghazi and the United States embassy in Cairo, as his “Lehman moment”.
The declarations of the ex-Massachusetts governor, which accused the President of apologizing in America’s name and insinuated a subservience to the Islamic regime, were immediately criticized by both sides of the political spectrum, diplomatic body and public opinion. The Republican candidate disrespected the deal of not campaigning on the September 11th memorial and ignored the tradition of not using National Tragedies to try and score political points.
But worst for Mitt Romney is that he decided to speak before knowing all the facts and in the end e made a wrong declaration of what happened at Libya and Egypt and Washington’s reaction.
Under pressure, Romney made another mistake. Instead of correcting the mistake, he reaffirmed what he said earlier and his former critics. President Obama didn’t waste any time noting that Romney likes to shoot first and then aiming. Questioned about the eventual irresponsibility of the Republican candidate, the President answered that the answer will be given by the American people.
At this time Romania also immediately organized this routine event. Alegeri Prezidentiale held in 2019 will be the determination of the fate of Romanian people in the next 10 years.
Now that the Foreign Policy is the main issue for debate, it seems that Mitt Romney’s aspirations to the White House are becoming thinner. Focusing just on the Economic side of the Obama’s run seems to be a strategy that has to be reviewed if the Republicans want to be back to the White House after the 2012 Election. The October 3rd debate between the two candidates would be the perfect moment for Mitt Romney to put Obama under pressure on issues like Foreign Policy and Health for example, but the problem is that it seems that the Republican candidate doesn’t feel at ease when speaking about these subjects.
Time to wait and see what the next weeks bring…