The above photograph, brilliantly captured by AP photographer Charles Dharapak, is making the rounds on the Internet and Democrats are having a field day with it. It seems "Mittens" is the gift that just keeps on giving.
The pic shows the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney smirking in apparent satisfaction after he walked away from giving a statement on the violence in Libya Tuesday night.
Many are saying there is the smoking gun; evidence that Romney hastily and publicly slammed President Obama and his administration for Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens' and three others death, for gleeful political gain.
His expression certainly looked like he was enjoying himself or some private joke, which is odd, giving the occasion and the tragic, shocking events he had just spoken on.
Without waiting for more info on what caused the explosive violence that claimed the lives of four Americans on diplomatic duty, Romney tore into the Obama administration, even stunningly accusing the president of siding with the terrorists who blew up the consulate with rocket launchers.
Romney was responding to a press release from the Cairo-based U.S. Embassy, which seemed to be sympathizing with the killers because it had called on those who put out the movie offensive to Muslims, to respect everyone's faith.
What the GOP nominee didn't know because he had jumped the gun and not waited for the White House to handle it--was that statement had gone out over six hours before the killings in Benghazi, Libya and that the embassy was trying to quell the escalating rebellion taking place in Egypt.
Romney's inflammatory rhetoric disturbed even his fellow Republicans. One aide to Senator John McCain said this display made Romney appear "not ready" to lead.
President Obama told one inteviewer that his political opponent had a tendency to "shoot first and aim later." Senator John Kerry went a step further and said Romney should apologize; adding that "he didn't same to know what he was talking about--frankly."
However, despite the backlash, the former governor of Massachusetts and "Bain Capitalist" has neither apologized or backed down from his strong statements. In fact, he kept the rhetoric going during his press conference on Wednesday and his Vice Presidential nominee Ryan has also taken up attacks along the same vein, on the campaign trail.
What do you think:was it fair or unfair of Mitt Romney to slam the president and his administration for the Cairo press release so soon after the violence in Libya and without having all the facts?