Originally posted by Kunsoo
Rule number one about politics when America is attacked - you show a day or two of unity before criticizing the President. At least you wait long enough to find out whether the criticism is warranted.
Romney didn't have much of an image of a statesman before this incident. His fellow Republicans are jumping ship.
This may have been the final nail.
10:15 AM – Today
Bush-Cheney Strategist Hammers Romney Libya Response
Mitt Romney's criticism of the Obama administration's reaction to the attacks in Libya is attracting widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum. But perhaps one of the sharpest rebukes was tweeted by Matthew Dowd, a top strategist of the Bush-Cheney 2004 reelection campaign.
"Romney react feels a lot like ready, fire, aim," Dowd tweeted.
Just moments before he declared: "Downside to rapid response and instant war rooms in campaigns, Romney react on Libya events. Need more pauses and thoughtfulness."
Dowd capped the series of tweets by saying: "if by leading you mean don't wait on facts and just throw accusations then your right, he led."
-- Michael McAuliff
Now, however, the rest of us need to wait on the facts and actual responses . . .