So is foreign policy supposed to be off limits for presidential candidates?

There is no end to the chutzpah of the Obama administration and its enablers in the press. In the wake of violent attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty in 33 years, Barack Obama tries to pretend that the real story is Mitt Romney's criticism of the statement that the State Department released after the Cairo attack. And, incredibly, the press shows little interest in the September 11 anniversary attacks by al Qaeda members or sympathizers, and instead follow's the administration's line: it's all about Mitt! ...

Nevertheless, when Romney held a press conference to talk about these events, what happened? Reporters collaborated to make sure that appropriately hostile questions were asked, "no matter who he calls on." The Right Scoop picked up reporters planning their attack on Romney on an open microphone. (What is it with liberals and open microphones?) You really should watch the video; I would put it up here, but it doesn't appear to be embeddable.

This is quite remarkable: when Democrats alleged foreign policy failures during the Bush administration, do you remember hostile questions from reporters along the lines of, how dare you question the administration's foreign policies? Don't you know politics stops at the water's edge? No, I don't remember it that way, either.

Well, isn't it obvious? An American embassy looted and an American ambassador murdered. This is a huge embarrassment for President Obama. Embassies are sovereign territory, so when one is ransacked it is literally an invasion of American territory. The media simply can't allow Romney to draw attention to Obama's failure.

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