Obama’s Candy Crowley Moment

Town Hall 2012 Presidential DebateIn the just concluded Townhall debate, the most telling moment signaling Obama’s utter failure as President came during the discussion of the Benghazi attack.

Obama was crashing and burning in his vein attempt to defend his own defenseless statements and those of his administration which labeled an al-Qaeda attack as a spontaneous reaction to an obscure video. As he struggled to find an effective line of evasion, Romney skillfully interjected, asking him to repeat himself “for the record.” Next the moderator, Candy Crowley, dropped all pretenses of decorum and impartiality by separating the two combatants by siding with Obama’s utterly false narrative. In so doing, the vast audience was able to observe another marquee event in the left-wing media’s slide into irrelevance. She took it upon herself to become the third contestant in what was billed as a two-man debate.

Because facts are stubborn things, Romney won despite being double-teamed.

But Obama’s real vulnerability as Commander in Chief was revealed not just because he attempted to mislead the American public regarding who planned and carried out the attacks. He could not answer the question: why were the repeated requests by Benghazi embassy staff for more security denied?

In their upcoming debate which focuses on foreign policy, Romney should be able to make it very uncomfortable for Obama on Monday night by asking him to tell the American public who and why were the requests denied.

Those of us who have been watching this president without wearing ideological blinders understand that his inability to adequately protect the embassy and assess the nature of the attack results from his inability to understand the fact that a significant portion of humanity is at war with the West. That group would be resurgent militant Islam.

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:13-08:00 October 17th, 2012|Presidential Election|Comments Off on Obama’s Candy Crowley Moment

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Larry Kelley’s life was utterly changed by 9/11. On the day after the attacks, on his way to work, he was struck by the sudden realization that World War III had commenced. Like most Americans he desperately wanted to find out who were these people who attacked us, what could ordinary citizens do to join the battle and how can those plotting to kill us in future attacks be defeated. Mr. Kelley has written scores of columns on the dangers of western complacency.