President Obama today went into human robot mode and ran straight into a major gaffe during his
get-out-the-vote event appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, saying the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was “not optimal.”
Well, that’s certainly “affirmative.”
After the show, Obama campaign aides immediately escorted the president back to the laboratory where they gave him new batteries and a complete tune up.
Here’s the exchange:
Jon Stewart: “Is part of the investigation helping the communication between these divisions? Not just what happened in Benghazi, but what happened within. Because I would say, even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the American people, as far as all of us being on the same page.”
POTUS: “Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it. All of it. And what happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. And you make sure that you find out what’s broken and you fix it. Whatever else I have done throughout the course of my presidency the one thing that I’ve been absolutely clear about is that America’s security comes, and the American people need to know exactly how I make decisions when it comes to war, peace, security, and protecting Americans. And they will continue to get that over the next four years of my presidency.”
Yes, hopefully he can optimize things a little better.
So much for Obama’s compassion advantage over Romney.