Mitt Romney’s 2007 Bin Laden Gaffe Comes Back to Haunt Him
I remember this well, every right wing blog on the planet dumped on Biden for making a statement that they thought was over the top. They ignored what Romney said in 2007.
The Obama campaign isn’t shy about using the raid that killed Osama bin Laden as a political cudgel. But the White House’s record may get a boost from the GOP’s choice of nominee, whose previous presidential campaign included a spat with fellow Republicans over the relative unimportance of catching the Al Qaeda leader.
In the campaign’s first major election speech on foreign policy, Vice President Joe Biden made extremely prominent use of an April 2007 Romney quote on bin Laden, in which he told the Associated Press “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
“I was a little more direct,” Biden said in his speech. “We will follow the SOB to the gates of hell.”