Romney – open mouth, insert foot, chew

I have never said that Mitt Romney was a light weight or anything like that.  You have start to believe that the elevator is stuck in the basement when he says things that simply don’t make any sense.  Yes, he supposts the war but can’t convince not one of his 5 sons to serve then he equates service for his campaign with service in the military.  Oops.  There was that debate when he was thrown a softball question – “Knowing everything you know right now, was it a mistake for us to invade Iraq?”  This is a practiced question.  He had to know that it was coming.  His answer left me rolling on the floor laughing.

“Well, the question is, kind of, a non sequitur, if you will. What I mean by that — or a null set — that is that if you’re saying let’s turn back the clock and Saddam Hussein had opening up his country to IAEA inspectors and they’d come in and they’d found that there were no weapons of mass destruction, had Saddam Hussein therefore not violated United Nations resolutions, we wouldn’t be in the conflict we’re in.”

This is an answer from someone who is trying to sound smarter than he is.  A nonsequitur?  A null set?  The IAEA inspectors did go in.  They were able to inspect and they found nothing.  Their report is available on-line.

So, Mitt Romney’s latest dust up.  He and Sean Hannity were aghast that Obama would say that American troops are killing too many Afghan civilians.  Romney didn’t have the courage to say, I don’t know what Obama’s talking about.  He didn’t have the forethought to say I need to check the quote and look into this “air raiding villages.”   Romney didn’t.  Instead, he let Sean Hannity whip him up into a Republican lather.  If he would have checked with his staff before opening his mouth he would have found out that Hamid Karzai brought this up to president Bush in their most recent summit.  Bush acknowledged the problem and promised to work on it.

Romney seems to have perfect hair has his only presidential quality.

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