Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Yesterday, Hillary Clinton essentially fell on her sword to take the blame for the poor security and failures leading up to the Benghazi attack. In an interview with CNN, she insisted that insisted President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are not involved in security decisions.

As I commented on a friend's Facebook post earlier today, it is conceivable that this entire episode is being setup as a "Rope-A-Dope" strategy. Hillary comes out, accepts responsibility with the statement that the VP and Prez have not been involved in security issues. Well, back in April, a bomb had already been lobbed at the embassy. If the President had been involved in the Intel briefings, LIKE HE SHOULD HAVE, he should have been kept actively informed of security efforts there, since that event. That is my predicted line that will be presented at the debate tonight, either by Romney or one of the questioners.

Here is where the "Rope-A-Dope" strategy clicks in - after getting what should appear like a tough question, Obama can then step up and say something like, "yes, I know Ms. Clinton has accepted responsibility. And it's clear that as a State Department issue, she has a role in the matter. But the buck stops with me, and I do take responsibility. I am shocked, saddened (blah blah blah) at the entire episode. Mistakes have been made, and I will do all I can do identify and correct them."

It will all sound so powerful and presidential, and the press will fawn all over it. And if it happens, I guarantee that Hillary set this up, because Obama is not politically savvy enough to come up with it himself, let alone have the humility to play it that way. However, Hillary is more than savvy enough to play this simple Jedi mind trick.

If I'm right, you'll see me high-five-ing myself all over the place. We'll see. It's interesting to note that while walking to a debate prep session, reporters shouted out if he thought Hillary was to blame for Benghazi, and Obama didn't answer.

We'll see tonight.