You have to love the era of YouTube. Nothing gets past us these days because it's all on tape! Although somehow people are still questioning what someone said even when it is on tape.
Either way, it makes for great moments in campaign years. Take for instance this little diddy that took place on the Romney trail.
For the video impaired, a woman had some not too kind words to say about President Obama.
"We have a president right now that is operating outside the structure of our Constitution," the audience member said to applause. "And I want to know -- yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason -- but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what you are going to be able to do to restore our Constitution in this country."Romney didn't correct the woman, choosing instead to address the question she posed.
"Well, as I'm sure you do, I happen to believe the Constitution was not just brilliant but probably inspired. I happen to believe the same thing about the Declaration of Independence," said Romney. "I would respect the different branches of government if I am fortunate enough to become president."
Apparently the White House is very upset that Romney didn't immediately punch this woman in the face and arrest her for sedition.
"We saw what a weak leader Romney was in the whole [Richard] Grenell mess," DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said, in reference to the openly gay foreign policy spokesman who left the Romney campaign last week. "Not surprised he didn't push back on the treason remark."
Choice words from the party of Joe Biden, a man who was just smacked down for offering his own opinion on gay marriage that stood in stark contrast to the view of the President.
But Obama's people weren't done yet.
"Time after time in this campaign, Mitt Romney has had the opportunity to show that he has the fortitude to stand up to hateful and over-the-line rhetoric and time after time, he has failed to do so. If this is the ‘leadership’ he has shown on the campaign trail, what can the American people expect of him as commander-in-chief?”
So there you have it. There is absolutely nothing worse than a man of Governor Romney's stature staying quiet while awful things are said about his opponent. This is something that Obama would never find himself on the wrong end of. Unless of course when he was exactly on the other end of it just last year.
Democrats are capitalizing on comments made at town hall by a woman asking a question who said President Obama should be tried for treason, comments not immediately disavowed by Mitt Romney. In 2011, during a Labor Day rally with Obama rally, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa said Democrats should “take these [Republican] sons of bitches out”. WH Advisor Daniel Pfeiffer responded in an interview with AM 630 that officials shouldn't be responsible for everything said and don't have to serve as the “speech police.”
Here's the audio:
And I thought Romney was supposed to be the flip flopper.