Mitt Romney was criticized in some (though by no means most) conservative quarters on Tuesday for letting Obama off the hook for Libya in Monday night’s debate. I’m not sure that that’s entirely fair. Most folks in-the-know seem to think it was strategic, and I’m inclined to agree. We’ll get an idea of how well it worked beginning with the next few rounds of polling.
It’s also worth remembering that Romney’s “stand back and let the president look less presidential” strategy isn’t original to him, Save Jerseyans. His mythologizers won’t believe it, but Mitt borrowed this tactic from Ronald Reagan’s 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter under very similiar foreign policy circumstances…
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