If President Obama’s position from the beginning has been that the Benghazi assault was a terrorist attack, why did his administration appear to claim otherwise for two weeks? American Crossroads asks the question, in an ad that tries to spin Romney’s biggest second debate blunder into a strength (h/t RightScoop):
Both sides concede that the Benghazi exchange was one of the worst moments of the debate for Romney and one of the best for Obama, so it’s interesting that the Romney campaign has spent the last two days talking about Benghazi while the Obama campaign has tried to change the subject to “binders full of women.” It shows you how vulnerable the Obama campaign is on the issue. Normally, you’d expect them to promote Romney’s stumble non-stop, but it’s risky to bring any gratuitous attention to Obama’s Benghazi response, even if it’s at Romney’s expense.
The next debate is on foreign policy, and Romney will have a second chance to confront Obama with the same contradictions raised by the American Crossroads video. The difference is, Romney will likely be more prepared than he was last time, and Obama won’t have Candy Crowley to play defense.