As America reflects on the terror attacks of September 2001, Mitt Romney
has what I call an Osama bin Laden problem. Romney said he would not
have ordered the attack in Pakistan that led to the death of bin Laden.
Romney said it was wrong to spend so much money to kill one man. Romney
went on an easy ceremonial trip to the London Olympics and insulted our
closest ally. Romney neglected to praise American troops or mention the
war in Afghanistan in his speech accepting the Republican nomination.
Romney, who lacks any national security experience, named as his vice
presidential nominee a man who is as unqualified to command as he is.
Honestly, I cannot tell you whether Mitt Romney's position today is that he would have ordered the attack that killed bin Laden, or not. Romney changes his opinions so often, so casually, and so based on political calculation that it is impossible to know what Mitt Romney believes about anything.
It is amusing that Mitt Romney vacillates again and now supports several key provisions of the Obama healthcare law. But it would be deadly dangerous for a wartime president to command our troops with such shallow opportunism and unprincipled political calculation.
President Obama has been a strong leader who has protected our security. It is interesting that Obama and Democrats are now the "daddy party" that protects our security, while Republicans are accused of a war on women!
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said it brilliantly: Ask Osama bin Laden whether he is better off than he was four years ago.
We know two things for sure. We know Osama bin Laden is dead because Barack Obama is president, not Mitt Romney. And we know the Romney-Ryan ticket is the least qualified to command of any national ticket in our lifetime.