Here’s the face Mitt Romney wants you to see when he’s discussing the attacks on U.S. embassies and the murder of a U.S. ambassador:
It’s solemn and presidential, as befits a candidate who just spoke in reverent tones about the responsibility of a President to his foreign officers. But Romney also used this as an opportunity to score political points against Obama:
I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt, instead of condemning their actions. It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values.
Conservatives can crow all they’d like about how the media’s making Romney’s attempt to score points into the story, when the focus should really be on the embassies and ambassador, but there’s one problem with their sad deflection. You know who thinks he scored points by condemning the Obama’s administration’s response? This guy:
This guy can’t believe how lucky he is. This guy wishes he’d found some foreign policy entanglement to use against Obama sooner. This guy couldn’t be happier that Islamist extremists are killing Americans again. Because this guy wants to be President, and he thinks he just won a $10,000 bet with himself that he will be.
UPDATE: Should anyone wish to start a meme. For example:
Feel free to offer suggestions in the comments. I’m not actually very good at coming up with these.
UPDATE #2: But that won’t stop me from trying: