The problem wasn't the video, the problem was policies for which you say you now accept responsibility. Then accept it, Mr. President. You were asked in the last debate why more security was denied our people in Libya despite the fact that they begged for it. You never answered that question, Mr. President. Or will you blame your Secretary of State?
Esprit d'escalier ("wit of the staircase") is the French term for the devastating riposte that one should have given at dinner, but comes up with only on the way out at the bottom of the staircase. It's Romney's fortune that he's invited to one more dinner. If he gets it right this time, Obama's narrow victory in debate No. 2, salvaged by the mock umbrage that anyone could accuse him of misleading, will cost him dearly.
It was a huge gaffe. It is indelibly on the record. It will prove a very expensive expedient.
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