The Obama campaign used the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden to launch a multi-media attack suggesting Mitt Romney would not have had the guts to kill the world’s most notorious terrorist.
First, Vice President Joe Biden traveled to New York University to give a speech lauding the decision to kill bin Laden, at the same time accusing Romney of shying away from the hunt. Biden quoted a 2007 Associated Press interview in which Romney said, “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” and suggested that Romney essentially gave up on the bin Laden hunt while Barack Obama courageously stayed the course.
On Friday, the Obama campaign released a web ad making the same accusation, quoting the same 2007 Romney interview. Then, at a fundraising breakfast in Washington Friday morning, Biden was at it again, telling donors the bin Laden raid exposed “fundamental differences” between Obama and Romney. Yet again, Biden cited Romney’s 2007 interview.
Today during an event in new Hampshire Romney was asked whether he would have given the order to Kill Bin Laden, to which he replied: Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.