Romney was wrong to politicize killings
This week, violent crowds stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his diplomatic staff were killed. These selfless people represent the core of the American spirit, and our thoughts and prayers should be with their families.
The immediate politicizing of this event by Mitt Romney is a gross error of judgment and non-representative of the American values that he claims to defend. Trying to gain advantage in a tight presidential election by the exploitation of these murdered Americans shows a complete deficit of the compassion and common sense that is required to lead this great nation.
What I truly take issue with is Romney's letting his obsession with criticizing the president's every action obscure any rational thought. He could not wait until the names of the deceased had been passed on to family members and appropriate respect for the victims had occurred before trying to gain political advantage.
The murder of Americans abroad is a tragedy and has traditionally been held above partisan politics, as the Republican leadership seems to understand by the considerable condemnation of its nominee's political blunder. This complete disconnect to the values and beliefs of the American people is fantastically unpresidential.