Please Proceed Governor.
You see that look? That look is not a look of frustration. It is not a look of anger.
That is a look of determination. That is a man who knows that he is right and in the right. That is a man who will force into being that elusive moment when the truth is unhidden, and the heavens rain down the devastating whoop-ass on his adversary.
Too bad for obama that he does not know what this look means to his last little hopes of reelection.
That is a look from the man who knows how to set a trap.
See, during this most recent debate, in the exchange where the question about Libya was brought up, obama concludes his answer to the original question with some of his usual arrogance couched as sincerity by saying’ “You know that I mean what I say.” That can mean nothing or everything. It’s empty platitude.
During Romneys response to obamas airy dismissal (*) of the deeper significance of the tragedy, Romney made the point that many days had passed “before we knew if the Benghazi tragedy was a terror attack or resulted from a spontaneous demonstration.” He made some other excellent observations and points as well. Hard hitting. Unforgiving.
Candy Crowley then asked obama about the “buck stopping at his desk”. Obama went all offended and he launched into this tirade about Romney calling him out for jetting off to Vegas the day after the murders.
Because he couldn’t help himself, Obama schooled the former Governor, “The day after, I stood in the Rose Garden and told people this was an act of terror.” He followed by ramblin’ on about how he was grieving next to the caskets of our dead when their bodies arrived back in the US. But that it was not he – not he – who was playing politics with the tragedy in Libya.
In this you tube video of that exchange during the debate, obama begins his rebuttal to Romneys criticism at 6:00 in, Romney responds at 7:00, and at 7:07 …………………….
Slowly Romney turned. That’s when he sprung the trap. You can see it, you can feel it roll off of him. He had obama doubling down on a flat out lie. He forced obama to confirm the lie, to own and embrace it. BUT! Obama wouldn’t flat out lie the second time Romney called him out – instead he said, “Please proceed Governor Romney”. He knew he had gone too far.
As far as Romney’s purposes though, once was enough. He got the President of our United States in a full on lie. There is absolutely no way that obama can claim he did not know he was lying.
He, Romney, stumbled a little after that, on being interrupted by both obama AND the hyper-partisan democratic moderator. I don’t believe Romney expected Candy to intercede on obamas behalf and openly side with obama and the falsehood. I mean, the world is watching and Candy knowingly lies to protect the outright lie from obama. When does such a thing happen here, in America, in an American Presidential debate?
Romney won. Yes, please proceed Governor Romney. Please do. You are on the direct path to ultimate victory. Please proceed Governor Romney.
You see, America is not made up exclusively of Candy Crowleys’.