Many in the punditry need to re-visit the section of the debate last night between Romney and Obama addressing the Libya question. Too many are saying Romney flubbed it, his answer was flustered and a lost opportunity to strike back. This was not my first impression watching the debate so I went back and watched it again. After reviewing the footage I think many in the punditry missed what really happened.
While Romney might not have had 100% alpha male domination over the answer, what he did that seems to be overlooked by way too many, was to expose the President as a liar and not just a misspeaker on an issue everyone is talking about. And, this is not just conjecture or spin. We have the ironclad transcript and video of Obama asserting this was a spontaneous demonstration–directly contradicting his statement at the debate. Yet, he brazenly reaffirmed at the debate that he said it was an act of terror
While it is risky to ask such a question, Romney got him to repeat his admission several times–so he can’t say he mispoke–and can therefore EASILY impeach his credibility with the actual transcript and video of the Rose Garden statement. Romney wasn’t just phumphering around. He was onto something average folks (jurors, if you will) see because, well, it isn’t hard to find–it’s right there in the open and completely verifiable–this guy is lying!