Obama Fails as Commander in Chief … Bloomberg National Poll Has Romney Ahead of Obama on Terrorism, 48% to 42% Following Benghazi-gate


LOST IN SMALLNESS, THE FOREIGN POLICY EDITION: Following the terror attacks on the Libyan Consulate on the 11th anniversary of 9-11 and the continued unrest in the Middle East, don’t look now but Romney has taken the lead in the polls on terrorism. America needed a leader and instead they got a politician and a “Campaigner” in Chief.

America needed a leader, they got a joke instead

According to a recent Bloomberg poll, Romney now leads Obama 48% to 42% on terror.  Obama’s poll numbers on terror had strictly been driven off the death of Bin Laden and drone attacks. However, that was before the debacle of Libya and the subsequent attempt to play politics and cover it up. Benghazi-gate probably has much to do with this. Barack Obama and his Administration have much explaining to do to Congress and the American as to why there was not more security at US embassies in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9-11 and why Obama and his minion mouth pieces blamed a movie trailer on YouTube for the attacks and murder of the US Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. Even after they reportedly knew that it was a terror attack, they still blamed the trailer insulting the intelligence of everyone and the memory of those murdered. President Obama had a chance to act Presidential and be a leader, instead he decided to be the “Campaigner” in Chief instead, played politics and did a “Watergate” cover up of what really happened in Libya. Shameful.

The foreign-policy results of the new Bloomberg National Poll haven’t gotten much attention yet, but the survey contains some bad news for the Obama campaign. According to the poll, Mitt Romney has a 48-42 advantage over Barack Obama on the question of which candidate would be tougher on terrorism. Romney, in other words, has encroached on one of Obama’s signature strengths.

What makes this result so surprising is that the president has consistently trounced Romney when it comes to counterterrorism. A Fox News poll earlier this month found that 49 percent of respondents trusted Obama to do a better job than Romney in protecting the United States from terrorist attacks, compared with 41 percent who put their faith in the Republican candidate. The president had a 51-40 advantage on handling terrorism in an ABC News/Washington Post poll around the same time, and a 50-35 edge on carrying out the war on terror in an Ipsos/Reuters poll in August. The Democrats’ rare national-security muscle was on full display at their convention, where speakers boasted about the administration’s successful raid against Osama bin Laden and targeted killings of al Qaeda leaders.

More bad news for Barack Obama on the energy Independence and presidential diplomacy that has lowered his job approval rating.

The Bloomberg poll contains other grim findings for Obama — such as declining approval of the president’s diplomacy and a neck-and-neck battle between Obama and Romney on flashpoint campaign issues such as energy independence, Chinese trade practices, relations with Israel, and Iran’s nuclear program (61 percent of respondents were skeptical about Obama’s pledge to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon).

It will be interesting to see how America reacts to Obama’s lack of leadership following the US Embassy attacks and the death of four Americans. Following the horrific events Obama never once acted alike a president, instead he continued campaigning for reelection like nothing had occurred. This is especially offensive when we have come to learn that they knew 24 hours after the attacks that it was terror related. That was followed by Obama’s refusal to meet with the Israeli PM and instead go to campaign fundraiser, campaign events and ‘The View”?

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Obama Fails as Commander in Chief … Bloomberg National Poll Has Romney Ahead of Obama on Terrorism, 48% to 42% Following Benghazi-gate”

    1. rightknight on September 29th, 2012 10:23 am

      There must be a note on the empty chair in the Oval
      that reads: ‘Gone campaignin’ back hopefully in late
      November’. Meanwhile, We the People are picking up
      the loose reins and steering this Country back on the
      road to Freedom and Liberty as best we can.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on September 29th, 2012 2:08 pm

      This guy is all about campaigning. After that,he leaves up to someone else. He likes all the fun things he gets to do like flying around in airforce one and playing president. Governing or running the country-not so much.

    3. Tamikosmom on September 29th, 2012 2:36 pm

      King calls for Rice resignation over Libya story, Kerry defends
      Published September 29, 2012

      A top Republican called Friday for U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to resign over her “misleading” statements on the Libya terror attack — escalating a brewing battle between lawmakers and the administration over the changing narrative.

      Rep. Peter King, the New York Republican who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, told National Review that he thinks Rice should resign over the controversy. He was referring to her repeated claims during interviews on the Sunday after the attack that the strike was a “spontaneous” reaction to protests in Cairo over an anti-Islam film — though officials now acknowledge it was a coordinated terror attack.

      “She is America’s foreign policy spokesman to the world,” King said. “The fact is she gave out information which was either intentionally or unintentionally misleading and wrong, and there should be consequences for that. And I don’t see how she didn’t know how … that information was wrong.”

      He called for a “full investigation.”

      Read more:

    4. Tamikosmom on September 29th, 2012 3:22 pm

      Now This is Bare Knuckles
      Published Friday, September 28, 2012

      Hey Mitt, perhaps your ad men might want to take a look at the ads put out by my personal hero Allen West. One of two black Republican Congressmen, he was redistricted into a much less Republican district and was thought to be easy pickings for his Democrat opponent. Instead, West is clobbering Patrick Murphy, and is now leading by eleven points. HOW DID HE DO IT? BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT HE BELIEVES IN AND HE FIGHTS FOR HIS BELIEFS. …

      “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.”
      Matthew 10:32

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