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ELECTION: Interview clip could have been a game changer

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on Nov. 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm | No Comments »
November 6, 2012 1:44 pm

If Obama wins the election, he will have to send thank you notes to CBS, Candy Crowley and the mainstream media. CBS just released a previously unseen clip of an interview on ’60 Minutes’ that happened after the Benghazi attack statement by the President in the Rose Garden on September 12.

In the clip, Steve Croft asks the President directly “Do you believe it was a terrorist attack?” The President answered, “Well its too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans.” Republicans have always believed Obama was talking generally when he referred to “acts of terror” in his Rose Garden statement. Now we know they were right.

The statement on ’60 Minutes’ contradicts what Obama claimed in the second debate, and that was erroneously confirmed by Candy Crowley. The President told Crowley to “get the transcript, Candy.” Can you imagine what would have happened if Crowley then said, “Mr. President, the transcript shows you were talking generally and did not call the Benghazi attack an ‘act of terror.’ Please continue Governor”?

Mitt Romney would have then explained how Obama and his campaign had misled the American people by referring to the anti-Muslim video as the cause of the attack, when reports hours afterward showed otherwise.

I believe this would have been an election game changer and, undoubtedly, would have thrown the election over to Mitt Romney.

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