If you thought for one nanosecond that Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) were going to wither in the heat of the savage media assault launched against Romney after his statements about the Barack Obama Administration’s apology to the Islamists yesterday, think again.
This is not the Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) campaign in 2012, hampered by its leader’s ineffectual approach. Paul Ryan stood up in Owensville, Ohio yesterday and lambasted the Obama Administration:
The administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in Egypt, and mixed signals to the world. I want to be clear; it is never too early for the United States to condemn attacks on Americans, on our properties, and to defend our values. That’s what leadership is all about.
Ryan continued going on the offensive:
Undercutting allies like Israel, outreach to enemies like Iran, national security leaks and devastating defense cuts. A weak America breeds insecurity and chaos around the world. The best guarantee of peace is American strength. And peace through strength will be the Romney/Ryan foreign policy of this country.
Some of the more, shall we say, spineless Republicans criticized Romney for his remarks about Obama, but Ryan was having none of it. The same man who steamrolled Obama at the health care summit in 2010 isn’t about to give an inch just because the media is on the attack.
Nope. This isn’t 2008. This time we have two candidates who are unafraid of a fight.