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Libya's impact on the race to the White House

by Brand & Martínez

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) greet the crowd during a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Will the attacks in Libya and Egypt become a defining moment for the Presidential campaign?

Earlier this morning, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney held a press conference in Florida and took the Obama administration to task for its foreign policy. Romney singled out a statement issued last night by the American embassy in Cairo. That statement, issued before the deaths of the Americans were confirmed, condemned anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Romney said the message came from the White House and he accused Obama of sympathizing with the people behind the attacks, "[the Obama administration] clearly sent mixed messages to the world and the statement that came from the administration, the embassy is the administration, the statement that came from the administration was akin to apology and I think was a severe miscalculation."


Ginger Thompson, national political reporter for Politico, and traveling with the Romney campaign

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