Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Romney's smirk isn't working

Not becoming of a president

Romney's smirk isn't working

Unlike Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan put patriotism ahead of party.

In 1980, when the Carter adminstration's attempted rescue of the Iranian hostages ended in disaster and death, candidate Reagan said: "This is a difficult day for all of us Americans...It is time for us...to stand united. It is a day for quiet reflection...when words should be few and confined to our prayers."

Contrast Reagan's class act with Romney's crass one: "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn the attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

The Republican challenger's ill-informed, ill-timed rush to politicize the deaths of fellow citizens looked even worse because it came with a smirk.

The man who falsely labels the president an apologist for America should apologize to America.

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
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