Boy oh boy are we looking forward to the general election presidential debates. Here is a delightful preview from today’s news cycle to give your groan reflex a light workout ahead of the marathon that awaits it this fall: Mitt Romney, per the above tweet, asserted that one need only have balls the size of Jimmy Carter’s as a prerequisite for wanting to kill Osama bin Laden. Ha ha, zing! Good one, old boy. Rebuttal, Barack Obama? “As far as my personal role and what other folks [Ed note: He means Romney] would do, I’d just recommend that everybody take a look at people’s previous statements in terms of whether they thought it was appropriate to go into Pakistan and take out bin Laden,” he said. What fun, having arguments over hypothetical tactical decisions about an event that has already taken place. More presidential testicle-size math word problems, please!
From ABC News:
The president was alluding to Romney’s 2007 comments about bin Laden that “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.” The Obama campaign last Friday released a web ad suggestion that this sentence suggests he would not have been willing to take the risk and order Navy SEALs to cross into Pakistan and infiltrate bin Laden’s Abbotabad compound.
2012 is just the political year from outer space, is it not? The far-left youth-backed Democratic candidate from 2008 is four years later taunting the Republican candidate for being soft on defense and murder. The general election will be fun in the same way that a waterboarding session is cleansing. [Twitter/ABC News]