Sunday, September 16, 2012

UK: Romney's missteps

Financial Times

Republicans question Romney tactics

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner
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Mitt Romney’s remarks over the deadly attack on the US embassy in Libya have amplified concerns in his party that the candidate is losing a winnable election with a series of tactical errors and miscalculations.
Even members of his own party criticised the intervention, in which Mr Romney attacked the Obama administration for allegedly apologising for American values in response to the killing of Chris Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans.

It later emerged that a call for religious tolerance by the US embassy in Cairo – which the Romney campaign slammed as “disgraceful” – was issued before, not after, the attacks in Benghazi.

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