… covered the Commander in Chief’s keister when she backed up his claim that he called the Benghazi consulate attack an act of terror on September 12
Obama said in the debate: “The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror.”
Ad hoc “fact-checker” Crowley claimed: “He did call it an act of terror.”
No he didn’t.
What Obama said in the Rose Garden on September 12 was: “no acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation.” He did not — did not — did freaking not — call Benghazi an “act of terror.” Additionally, moments later, he deliberately avoided calling the attack terrorism, only saying that “We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.” That’s “terrible,” not “terrorist.”
Except that even CNN’s Anderson Cooper knew that was wrong, and said so. After the debate, Crowley crawled it back, saying that Romney was “right in the main” but “picked the wrong word”). What a hack.
Debate polling appears to say Obama won on points, but Romney prevailed on substance (HT Ace, whose take is that “on actual issues — the ones that will determine this election — Romney destroyed him”). Not bad considering that it was a two-on-one game all night long.