Krauthammer: 'Bin Laden Is Dead, Al Qaeda Is Alive'
Mitt Romney’s biggest mistake in this campaign season, according to syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, is that he’s gone small ball. Tonight on The O’Reilly Factor, Krauthammer said the GOP candidate is not going to win the election by making slogans of the week or with hit-and-run attacks.
Krauthammer said that Romney needs to make general arguments that the media would then have to report. He gave the example of President Obama’s foreign policy of accommodation, apology and appeasement with the Arab-Muslim world in collapse. Instead
of Romney seizing that opportunity, he attacked the statement on the US Embassy’s apology in Cairo. Although he was correct in his attack, he still ran away from it.
What he should have done, said Krauthammer, is to give a speech making the argument that the embassy’s apology was simply an example of the Obama administration’s failed policies. He said Romney’s new slogan for Biden should be, “Bin Laden dead, Al Qaeda alive.” Rather than espousing the Libya attack as a cover up, Romney should have exposed it as a larger argument that the Obama administration's touted Al Qaeda strategy is exploding.