BOHEMIA, NY, Oct 26 – The Libyan cover up has given President Obama an unexpected, albeit tragic, way to avoid talking about his economic failures and his lack of vision for the fiscal future of the nation, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
“In the weeks leading up to the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, the president was backed into a corner on the key issues of the presidential election campaign—the economy, the national debt, job creation, Social Security, Medicare, energy independence. He and Vice President Biden were hard pressed to articulate their positions on these topics and resorted to attacking their opponents and the ideas they put forth for getting the country back on the road to prosperity. But the strategy was back firing on them as polling showed,” Weber said.
“The terrorist assault in Benghazi that left four Americans, including our Ambassador, dead on the anniversary of 9/11 was indeed an embarrassment for the president. But it was he who chose to exacerbate the tragedy by trying to cover up its significance as a foreign policy debacle that might have been prevented,” the AMAC chief noted.
“However, it gave him a breather from having to explain the financial mess he’s gotten us into and how it impacts all Americans, in particular older Americans.”
Weber pointed out that AMAC has a policy of not endorsing political candidates, but “we have an obligation to our membership to speak out when a candidate seeks to obfuscate his record and his positions on the issues.”
He said that, in speaking out, the association was not urging members to vote for Governor Romney. “We don’t agree with all of his stated intentions either. For example, we believe that Romney should include a private investment option in his Social Security reform proposal. But, at least, he has articulated a clear cut plan to deal with that and the other key issues.”
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