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Wesley Clark says Romney fails commander-in-chief test



Published: Fri, November 2, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m.

Wesley Clark says Romney fails commander-in-chief test

YOUNGSTOWN

Wesley Clark, a retired four-star general and President Barack Obama surrogate, said Mitt Romney has “failed the commander-in-chief test.”

Speaking today at Youngstown State University, Clark, a 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, said Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, “has repeatedly attempted to change and reset his pronouncements on foreign policy.”

In response, Christopher Maloney, a Romney campaign spokesman, said, “Mr. Clark’s criticism proves that the president’s allies are not interested in engaging in a meaningful conversation about the Obama administration’s weak foreign policy record during the last week of the campaign.”

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1DOLE2(594 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Did the General mention Libya? What test did Obama pass?

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2AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

We are to believe a man who was was fired for what the then Chairman of fhe Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Hugh Shelton, said was for "integrity and character issues?" (Surprising the president would want such a person out campaigning for him.)

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3DOLE2(594 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you Thinker!

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4LtMacGowan(622 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

TheThinker the difference is that Clark is no longer a soldier. The Navy SEALS are still serving and Obama is their Commander in Chief.

When I was serving George W. Bush was my Commander in Chief and I couldn't stand him but I kept my mouth shut.

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5Ytownnative(984 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

This whole election is like a train wreck in slow motion. Just let it be over

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6styx(1 comment)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Maloney is right-on. Obama is ducking every legitimate question about his international cowardice. China has quit buying American bonds because of the downgrade caused by Obama increasing American debt to $16 trillion. Obama's "plan" will continue to increase that debt. Our kids will be sending their taxes to China soon rather than the IRS. Obama took office with an employment rate of 7.8%. He promised us that in 4 years he'd lower it to 5.9%. Instead, today he delivered 7.9%. That means 9 million jobs are still MISSING. Obama has failed us miserably.

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7Ytownnative(984 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Its ok styx we are democrats here ignore the facts

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8IslandMike(676 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Obama has retaken the lead in the polls in Florida and widened his lead in Ohio according to yesterday's Wall Street Journal poll.

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9eagleye(51 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

As a retired US Army Officer, I absolutely KNOW that Obama is unqualified to be President. This clown never held a real job other than to be a ghetto agitator. His tenure as a legislator is a joke. He, like most Progressive Socialists have never supported the military except for photo ops and to gain favorable publicity. As to Wesley Clark. I was still on active duty when Clark was serving. The senior Army leadership wanted Clark to resign when he was a 3 star. There was NO position they wanted to promote him into. Since Clark is from Arkansas and his family has long Democrat ties, Clinton stuck his nose into the Army's business and had Clark promoted and given the position of Commander, US Army Europe. It was well known within Army circles that he slid into the position through political manipulation. Clark was not well liked as a leader, and his opinions regarding Romney at this time are meaningless.

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10rickking123(247 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

^^Great comment eagleye.

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11James_S(259 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes-Thanks, thethinker and eagleye, for the heads-up on Wesley Clark.

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12georgejeanie(731 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Island mike you are crazy, Tampa Bay Times. most liberal rag in Florida has Romney ahead by 6 points, check their on line paper if you do not believe it..

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13LtMacGowan(622 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Well I guess I won't be asking eagle eye to join Democratic Veterans, how about Atheists in Foxholes org?

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14WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

@IslandMoron

Check the numbers idiot. The study is a dem +9 oversampling. Know what that means? Than means the numbers are skewed because far more dems the repubs were asked the polling questions. When the data is corrected for proper statistics O-bout-to-lose is actually trailing significantly.

Nice try though! So much for the MSM.

NBC Propaganda Poll Finds Obama Beating Romney In Ohio By 6-Points, Uses D+9 Sample

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/11/03/nb...

"The likely voter pool in this survey included 38 percent who said they were Democrats, 29 percent who said they were Republicans, 32 percent who said they were Independents and 1 percent who said they had another affiliation."

"The same poll found 45% of likely voters in Ohio consider themselves “conservative” and only 23% claim to “liberal” and yet they still show Obama up six."

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15sam_carter(87 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

weaselzippers?
How can you believe anything that comes from an outfit called weaselzippers?

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16sam_carter(87 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

weaselzippers, scouring the bowels of the internet?
I wouldnt go that website willswin, im afraid it will load a virus onto my computer.

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17thinkthentalk(257 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

weasel zippers? what is that, a porno site for birthers?

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18WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

@thinkthentalk

I wanted to personally thank you for being another in the long line of lib dems that use vile, foul-mouthed attacks instead of ever addressing the point. People see your seething hatred and near derangement about all things less than 100% liberal and it turns them off. Nobody wants to be part of a crowd of loud-mouthed bullies and ungracious argument losers. Your behavior on these boards drives moderate dems to become independents because they see how unreasonable and radical the left has truly become. So folks, please go read the commentary from people like ThinkThenTalk, IslanMike, 300, etc. Nothing but hatred, intolerance and bigotry peppered with some reason here and there. See how you don't align with these "folks" and seek a greater place with the moderate Republicans and Independents. Thanks Think. Keep it up. Landslide coming on Tuesday and you are helping.

@Sam

Nice hyperbole Sam. Now for some education. News aggregation services, such as some I referenced elsewhere, gather information from other outlets. People have been trying to make sport of Weasel Zippers, a news aggregation site with an interest in matters important to the State of Israel and U.S. Conservatives generally. But to claim their name raises doubt or their information is inaccurate is wrong. Take a look at the sources of aggregation just across a single first page look:

Weekly Standard
Washington Examiner
Getty Images
The Brooklyn Paper
CBS News Affiliate
Tampa Bay Times
Fox News Affiliate
MSNBC
Fox News
Daily Caller
Politico
Newsbusters
Townhall
Twitter
Buzzfeed
Cleveland.com
Twitchy
ABC News

That is a rather well-read and well-heeled list. I would place aggregation across these sources far, far above the level of the Vindicator. Maybe we could drop the thin criticism of the sources until we take a reasonable look and critically evaluate the source, articles and sites included. That is fair. Are you interested in being fair or would you rather join the ThinkThenTalk mob of bigots?

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