Talking Points Memo: Is President Obama’s Foreign Policy Falling Apart?
Is the United States’ foreign policy in trouble? In tonight’s Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly pointed to Jon Stewart's mocking of the White House's response to the Libya attack as a bad sign for President Obama, especially since up until now, much of the liberal media has ignored the facts surrounding that terror attack.
Casual voters remain focused on the economy and not foreign policy. Despite that fact, O’Reilly said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be smart to seize on the Libyan controversy as part of an overall competence challenge to the president.
He said, “If the economy remains bad,
... just check out earnings from Ford and GM today, and America's overseas strategy is wobbling ... Governor Romney should have some heavy verbal ammunition to use in the debate tomorrow night.”
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O’Reilly predicts that during tomorrow’s presidential debate, President Obama will remain steadfast that everything is going according to plan. The president stated at a campaign rally, “While a new tower rises above the New York skyline, Al Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Usama bin Laden is dead.”
But according to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda has committed a resurgence of trouble in that country. The terror group may even be responsible for murdering American Ambassador Chris Stevens in the Libya attack.
The Factor host believes that many voters are still persuadable and support for the president is thin among independent voters. That gives Romney some room tomorrow night to garner support, but O’Reilly says, “He needs to be surgical in making his points.”