Instead, the GOP nominee ignored the line of inquiry and pivoted to other topics.
Choosing not to answer any of Schieffer’s six specific questions, Romney delved into a broader discourse on “the environment in the Middle East,” including the hope for “more moderation and opportunity for greater participation on the part of women in public life” and also referencing the civil war in Syria.
Only then did the former Massachusetts governor mention the dynamic in Libya, and only briefly.
“We see in Libya an attack apparently by, I think we know now, by terrorists of some kind against our people there -- four people dead,” Romney said. “Our hearts and minds go out to them.”
Pointedly, he declined to criticize the administration’s handling of the issue.
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Campaign Moods Shift as Contest Tightens
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