Bill Maher Says Romney's Weak Egypt/Libya Response Just Lost Him the Election

Last night on Bill Maher, the host asserted that Romney dropkicked his chances to win this week based on his amateurish reaction to the violence in Egypt and Libya, comparing him to John McCain in 2008, when McCain "looked unready to deal with the financial crisis." Maher partly based his argument on the fact that Obama just looks "cooler and smarter, because he is."

That didn't sit well with his guest John Feehery, GOP strategist, who emphasized that there's a lot of time left until the election, and pulled in the employment rate before saying that "all hell's breaking loose in the Middle East." Fellow guest Chris Hayes proceeded to son Feehery, saying "all hell breaking loose in the Middle East are 4800 Americans dead in Iraq and 500,000 Iraqi civilians dead." They volley for a bit, but Feehery never quite recovers, and the message sinks in once the Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes goes in: "Foreign policy is not Mitt Romney's strong suit. And the reaction was..."   

"A new low," finishes Maher.

Watch the full video here, via Mediaite.

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at September 15, 2012, 7:17am

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