Romney Campaign Admits That “Apology” Fits Their Desired Narrative
Greg Sargent notes how the Romney campaign looks for opportunities to claim that the president “apologizes” for America, and it seized the embassy tragedies as a way to inject that into the news cycle of the last few days.
In short, it’s now clear that top Romney policy director Lanhee Chen basically confirmed to the Times — even though he was not quoted on record doing so — that the Romney camp attacked Obama in the way it did because it fit the campaign’s predetermined narrative.
In an early version of a New York Times story was this paragraph, removed in later versions:
“We’ve had this consistent critique and narrative on Obama’s foreign policy, and we felt this was a situation that met our critique, that Obama really has been pretty weak in a number of ways on foreign policy, especially if you look at his dealings with the Arab Spring and its aftermath,” one of Mr. Romney’s senior advisers said on Wednesday.
Sargent identifies that adviser as Chen.