One of my first thoughts after the Benghazi incident was that an ambassador is not just a State Dept employee. He represents the President. He speaks for the President. I remember that relationship is taught and used for effect in Sunday sermons.
It has taken a month. Barak Obama now is telling us that no one cares more about his ambassadors than he.
Barak Obama was indifferent and distant from the murder of his ambassador. His words now only catch up to the reality and gravity of the incident.
It took the imposition of his late SecState expression of responsibility. He had to one-up the SecState. He might also taken Romney’s early statements after 9/11/12 as none-up the challenger… though until now he used that for attack of Romney rather than an opportunity to be a leader. ‘Reminds me of the VP pitching the P’s evolution on same-gender marriage: Obama on the spot to have to say something that is leader-like.
It took his need to defuse a debate issue. He knew criticism was looming from the first person with opportunity. He could not avoid Romney.
I am sad for those who report to Obama. Obama puts himself first.