Looks like Mitt Romney didn’t take too kindly to our interview with VP Joe Biden. His campaign sent out the above email to political reporters this afternoon calling Joe’s comments ”bizarre” and “factually wrong.”
Here’s the text:
If Vice President Biden is to be believed, both he and President Obama think the Taliban ‘is not our enemy.’ This statement is bizarre, factually wrong, and an outrageous affront to our troops carrying out the fight in Afghanistan. The Taliban harbored the terrorists who killed 3,000 Americans on September 11th. The Taliban continues to wage war against us and our allies, a conflict in which we have lost over 1,800 troops. The Taliban receives arms and training from Iran. And the Taliban seeks to reinstate a tyrannical government that violently rejects basic notions of human rights and oppresses minorities. The Taliban is clearly a bitter enemy of the United States. Vice President Biden’s statement to the contrary calls into question the White House’s leadership in Afghanistan – or lack of it. The statement is typical of the Obama administration’s foreign policy of appeasement, which sends a weak signal to our enemies around the world and undermines our standing abroad. Both the President and the Vice President must immediately explain themselves.
George C. Grimaldis shares a post from thedailywhat:
Breaking News of the Day: In one of the closest candidate-selection races in US history, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney switched places several times during the night, but a down-to-the-wire photo finish put the former Governor of Massachusetts ahead by a virtual-tie margin of 8 votes in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus.
To put that in perspective, over 122,000 people turned out to vote.
Among the other candidates, Ron Paul’s all-in campaign landed him in third place ahead of Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann, respectively. John Huntsman, who is putting all his eggs in New Hampshire, was absent from the caucuses, and subsequently came in last.
Though none of the candidates behind Santorum and Romney officially stepped down, Perry said he would be returning to Texas to reassess his campaign, and Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager Keith Nahigian told the AP his boss may quit.
In other news, Marcus Bachmann spent yesterday buying doggie sunglasses:
george c. grimaldis shares an interesting article from USA Today—
mitt romney has millions in the Cayman Islands…go figure
George Grimaldis shares a post from sanguinecells: