FULL PRESS CONFERENCE: Mitt Romney’s statement on Libya and Egypt and Q&A

Mitt Romney gave a statement a few minutes ago on the attack on both the embassies in Libya and Egypt as well as the death of the Ambassador to Libya and those who worked for him.



He also took questions from a hostile press that clearly were pushing the narrative that he had made a mistake yesterday by releasing his statement criticizing the Obama administration for it’s apology from the embassy in Egypt. But Romney stood strong and defended his actions very well.

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michael b
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michael b

You know, it’s anyone’s right as an American citizen, to comment on the President’s comments or lack of comment. We can state our agreement or disagreement, and I dont believe we have to wait and see what he is next going to say. Besides, saying “Romney jumped the gun” is hilarious. You dont think the media beat his door down asking where he stood and what he thought of the WH statement issued and the Embassy statement issue. More than likely, as left as the media is, all with the intent of jabbing for a comment they can use against Romney’s campaign……as was exactly done! Come on, open your eyes and ears America!!

klynstra
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klynstra

I’m just curious if anyone’s opinion here about Romney’s statement has changed in the past couple of days.

Elayne
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Elayne

Ad hominum statements lack information or clarity. Attacks by killers demand clear, serious responses.

Elayne
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Elayne

All negative comments on Gov Romney are ad hominumd–the least informative and responsible. Serious attacks demand clear, serious responses, not equivocations.

David H
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David H

Not a mixed signal. It is very clear to every one but him. He said, “It is wrong to stand by the statement” then seconds later he admits that he knows “The White House distanced themselves from the statement” Just 22 seconds later. I have never seen a politician contradict himself so quickly.

Theresa Hogan Santalucia
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Theresa Hogan Santalucia

Where are the condolences to the families of those that died?

Jacquelyn Bockius
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Jacquelyn Bockius

First paragraph: Empty words. Yeah, I’m sure you are going to mourn, Mitt.
Second paragraph: Mitt, there is no way you can clean up the mess you made of this.

Jeniffer Mei
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Jeniffer Mei

Romney did great! Thank you.
The reporter who asked “Do you regret…” is definitely a libral democrapy.

Dan Swanson
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Dan Swanson

This is the first time I have seen Mr. Romney look the media in the eye and show conviction. Imagine that, a man with core values and conviction tell the liberal press to basically get a life. It is ok for a president to get pissed of and tell the world how he feels. To tell the murderers that if he was president they better run and hide, because he ain’t taking their crap! After that kind of attack, there is no reason for diplomacy according to Mr. Romney. Bravo…..

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

How can Romney be a grown man that thinks for himself, shows true leadership in the face of “Donnie Most”, “Fred ‘Almost all'” and “Jimmy even his own” all part of the the one in OZ looking for a brain camp (strawmen dude) LOL!!

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

Also, the obvious bias in the questions aside, did anyone catch how many of the question showed that the reporters didn`t even listen to his speech, he answered most of their questions. They didn`t even listen to the speech and the questions were lame, I have lost respect even more for the press, they walked right into Romney`s wheel house when they actually thought (because they buy into their own propaganda) that Romney doesn`t know foreign policy and they could “gotcha” him, they (as in the words of Reagan) thought he would be passive, they thought wrong.

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

If this would have been Obama 2008 it would have been oooo ahhhhh ooooo ahhhhhh “greatest foreign policy rebuttal in history, give him the Nobel Peace Prize. lol

iberealcool
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iberealcool

How many times could these dumb asses ask the same question? Wasn’t that a creative bunch of air heads?

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

The question “Was it inappropriate making these statements as they unfolded in real time?” WHAT A DUMB QUESTION, Ever heard of the 60/40 rule reporter? yes, he should have waited for a poll to come out, he should have waited to see what Obama thought, oh that doesn`t work so “Wasn`t it inappropriate as Americans where being killed…..?” Yes, again, he should have waited…..it WAS PERFECT TIMING, A LEADER IN TIMING, LEADERSHIP ON DISPLAY, AWESOME STANDARDIZATION AND CLARITY OF FOREIGN POLICY. HE WON, HE WON!!! YES!! LOOK AT THE LAP DOGS, HOWLING DURING A GREAT SYMPHONY, A WELL THOUGHT OUT DOMINATION BASED ON TRADITIONAL AMERICAN VALUES! I am awed at his timing, the timing of a man that loves his country-too see anything else is anything but patriotic and anything other than BIPARTISAN, for some who don`t know, this occurrence is the same as being attacked on our home soil… Read more »

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

You know what this reminded me of? It reminded me of Reagan press conferences where he had to defend American values against a bias free press that spends more time challenging American values than asking poignant questions related to the journalistic circumstance that begs for acknowledgement of the right to dissent in favor of American traditional values rather than always folding in the shadow of assumed corruption in conservative viewpoints.

Louis
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Louis

The press accuses Romney of being out of line for speaking out “too soon” after a tragic event. Yet they had no problem with Democrats speaking out against Bush in wartime and during tragedies like Katrina. Heck, even the press got into the act. They called a general “General Betrayus” during wartime. What hypocrites!

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

6:45 !!! “stood strong” YEAH!!!!!!! HE OWNED THEM!!! WHO SAW ANYTHING DIFFERENT!!! WOW RIGHT, THAT`S RIGHT ON!!

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

Seriously though, can you believe the questions they asked him? Talk about sand bagging, wow, complicity to the nth degree! Romney speaks from the heart, not polls and when he does he is condemned, when he proceeds “with caution” his is condemned, man this guy can`t win, until Nov.!!!

annabellep
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annabellep

Jesus, the press is so pathetic.

keats5
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keats5

Once again, the press has embarrassed itself. Have they no shame?

wingzone
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wingzone

The Right will defend Romney’s position regardless whether he’s right or wrong.
The Left will do the same for Obama. There’s no changing minds of zealots.
The people who really will make the difference in this election are those of us who will not be swayed by Party Politics and can see passed the spin & lies. So spin it however you will, but Romney made a huge blunder today…. anyone not blinded by over-zealous devotion to the Romney Camp can see that. Sorry folks, but many clearly see the gravity of this tragic situation & any candidate who would double down & defend such a mistake makes it even worse. Unless Obama makes a bigger blunder, Romney just took himself out of the running for me and probably many more like me.

wingzone
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wingzone

The Right will defend Romney’s position regardless whether he’s right or wrong.
The Left will do the same for Obama. There’s no changing minds of zealots.
The people who really will make the difference in this election are those of us who will not be swayed by Party Politics and can see passed the spin & lies. So spin it however you will, but Romney made a huge blunder today…. anyone not blinded by over-zealous devotion to the Romney Camp can see that. Sorry folks, but many clearly see the gravity of this tragic situation & any candidate who would double down & defend such a mistake makes it even worse. Unless Obama makes a bigger blunder, Romney just took himself out of the running for me and probably many more like me.

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

What? I think I just read the planted blog watcher Democratic talking points.

Jazcox
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Jazcox

wingzone – give it up! We are on to you!!!!

Reckoner_3
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Reckoner_3

As a person who’s been enthused about Romney being the replacement leader ….that was a good display of leadership … and not in a “political gain/points” type of way.

Something I felt was missing in the GOP convention, politically calculated.

Romney should continue to be his executive self, and not his politically-oriented handlers self….

If he can do that in the debates , be himself and treat Obama as one of those losers he had to deal with in business….we are going to be pretty good in securing the changing of the guard.

AKA kicking Obama and his marxist schooled cronies out of office.

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

Definitely!!

PVG
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PVG

WOW! An adult!!!

wodiej
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wodiej

Good grief, how many times was he going to get asked if he regretted his statement so soon.

Dodoforever Canspell
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Dodoforever Canspell

Yup … he handled all the aggressive questions very well. There’s hope for a turnaround for America if he wins. Let’s keep our fingers crossed…. our toes as well.

elizabeth kiss-wray
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elizabeth kiss-wray

Obama is weak in both foreign and domestic affairs. He lacks love for America. He embraces an anti-American view. He wants America to fail. He plans to keep poor dependent Americans poor and dependent on the government. What some may view as charisma, I see as a damaging and dangerous narcissistic ego. SAD that so many Americans have gotten sucked into his socialistic web.

chatterbox365
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chatterbox365

Since Zero’s media is sh*tting and p*ssing all over themselves about this, looks like Romney’s press conference had its intended effect. Somebody had to show leadership since the Jive-Talker-in-Chief was too busy trying to get his a$$ to Vegas.

Steve Faria
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Steve Faria

The embassy burns, and he’s off to the Letterman show.

Ginger Shelton
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Ginger Shelton

I thought about the criticism and wondered if Romney should have waited. Then it occured to me that I, too, am outraged! I was on FB last night asking WTH is the POTUS? Why is he not standing up front and center and declaring that we will not stand for this? I needed to hear him say that our flag and our diplomats are to be respected! I would slam the national wallet closed so fast that the rest of the world would sit in traffic, so to speak. I like Mitt Romney better today than I did yesterday. And while I have never been a fan of Obama… he will surely be happier when he can suck up to every foreign country full time and on his own dime.

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

Right on!!!

stage9
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stage9

‘Should you have made such a statement so soon since these events were still unfolding?”

THIS COMING FROM THE MEDIA??? THE SAME MEDIA who continuously jumps to conclusions every time a mad gunman murders innocent people in America — calling them Tea Partiers??

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

bhaskin
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bhaskin

Very Nice press conference, I plan on voting for this man as all should with clarity and resolve!

bhaskin
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bhaskin

Very nice i plan to vote for this man with clarity, resolve..Etc Etc..

Steve Faria
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Steve Faria

It smacks of real leadership. Of course, think about what you yourself would do in way of response if you only had 1 1/2 years of voting present to support you in times as tough as these.

Welcome a new leader with abilities equal to the task.

Linda John
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Linda John

strong leadership

Gene
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Gene

It’s refreshing to hear someone that doesn’t throw shout outs before talking about a tragedy like Obama did to Dr. Joe Medicinecrow.

Antistuff
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Antistuff

is it refreshing that Romney blamed America first too?

Gene
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Gene

Really how so?

Steve Faria
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Steve Faria

I suppose Anti means the complaint against the embassy themselves parroting the WH apology to offended Muhammadans.

stikeman
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stikeman

Here: read what even CONSERVATIVES are saying about Romney today. It’s not just hostile press. There is universal agreement- Romney is an idiot. Mitt Romney’s attack on President Obama for the “disgraceful” decision to “sympathize” with the murderers — and his decision to stick with the political attack in a press conference Wednesday — “is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign,” Time’s Mark Halperin says. The “campaign faces a near consensus in Republican foreign policy circles that, whatever the sentiment, Romney faltered badly,” BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith writes. “I’ve been inundated with emails and calls from elected GOP leaders who think Romney’s response was a mistake. Not today,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted. Peggy Noonan said on Fox, “I don’t feel that Mr. Romney has been doing himself any favors, say in the past few hours, perhaps since last night…… Read more »

Gene
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Gene

Sounds like progressive talking points to me. Obama basically said the same thing. Once one says it, they all say it trying to somehow make it ture.

lovestorun
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lovestorun

That’s a list of Obama’s campaign helpers. You don’t really believe them when they put Romney down do you? Most conservatives are sticking behind Romney becasue he was right. Where’s Obama today? He’s on his way to Las Vegas for more campaigning.

Greg Kelly
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Greg Kelly

a bunch of strawmen and Scarborough, yep….a GOP consensus…..what?

msverde1
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msverde1

Yes sir, give ’em hell for making such a bombastic apology, Governor Romney. It is unacceptable and should not be tolerated, one least bit. This puts my brother (US Army paratrooper) and my nephew (Air Force airman) in jeopardy when you acquiesce and genuflect to cowards, people who refuse to bring intellect and civil discussion to the table.

Antistuff
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Antistuff

I’m sure your brother isn’t thrilled with Romney blaming America for terrorism either.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

Anti Stiff u again?

lovestorun
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lovestorun

Are you for real? That is a far out question.

stikeman
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stikeman

OMG! Are you joking? You think that went well for Romney? That’s not what everyone else- including most Republicans- are saying. This was a disaster for Romney- and rightfully showed that he’s just not presidential material.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

Try again

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Actually, what these events show us what a joke our current administration is, blatantly incompetent, dangerously naive and derelict in the performance of their sworn duties.

Antistuff
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Antistuff

He is looking really presidential today, especially following his awesome troll job against the Cairo twitter account. If I know anything, and I know some things, is I want a president who can answer in snarky, Blame-America-First ways to tweets after our brave State Department men and women are slaughtered by terrorists. That’s the president we deserve, amiright?

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

“Blaming America” is the purview of the current administration (The Cairo apology speech, among other prominent examples) and the those of your ilk. What we have witnessed in the Administration’s handling of these events is what happens when rank amateurs occupy positions of leadership, you can’t just muddle through by voting present, by skipping more than half of one’s daily intelligence briefings or phoning it in. Those who died in the attack of the consulate in Benghazi, died as a result of incompetence and bad policy decisions, decisions that can be traced directly to the “Commander in Absentia”.

proudhispanicconservative
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proudhispanicconservative

The trolls are out in full force, that means Romney did an excellent job. Their legs are shaking after seeing this perfomance by our next commander in chief. Go Mitt and dont back down.

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