The big question hovering over tonight’s debate
How can Romney do any better in tonight’s expected big discussion of Benghazi than he did in his lame and pathetic treatment of the same subject in the last debate—unless he changes his entire position on Islam and Muslim democracy and the Arab Spring?
Here’s his problem. The administration lied about the nature of the Benghazi attack because Obama approves Islam, sees himself as the defender of Islam, and cannot admit that Muslim democracy equals Muslim jihad. But Romney also does not admit that Muslim democracy equals Muslim jihad. He separates Islam from jihad. He has shockingly said that jihad is “an entirely different entity” from Islam. So he is hamstrung in pointing out the meaning of the Benghazi event and its cover-up by the administration. Yes, he is capable of pointing out that Obama said untrue things, but he is incapable of explaining why this matters and why Obama did it, and thus he is incapable of nailing Obama to the wall on the issue, and thus sealing his own victory in the election, because (along with most mainstream conservatives, neoconservatives, and Republicans) he shares Obama’s non-critical view of Islam.