Normally when there’s a tragedy involving the United States we come together – we’re united in our response. When there’s a Presidential race the person running against the President will shut up for at least a few days and let the President do his job.
Of course, after a certain time (maybe after the funerals), it is perfectly acceptable for the challenger to step forward and say what he/she would have done differently.
Apparently scoring political points is more important to Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Within a few hours of the tragic death of the U.S. ambassador and three other American diplomats in Libya, Romney issued a statement:
It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.
A spokesperson for Obama responded:
We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.
While the Obama response to this tragedy might not be what a Romney administration would do, there’s a time and a place for everything.
Our country only has one President at a time and Romney needs to shut up and let the current President be seen as our leader – which he is. While he waits, I am sure Fox News will gladly carry the water for Romney for a few days…