- Created on Friday, 26 October 2012 12:58
- Written by AMAC
Bohemia, New York - The Libyan cover up has given President Obama an unexpected, albeit tragic, way to avoid talking about his economic failures and his lack of vision for the fiscal future of the nation, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
"The terrorist assault in Benghazi that left four Americans, including our Ambassador, dead on the anniversary of 9/11 was indeed an embarrassment for the president. But it was he who chose to exacerbate the tragedy by trying to cover up its significance as a foreign policy debacle that might have been prevented," the AMAC chief noted.
"However, it gave him a breather from having to explain the financial mess he's gotten us into and how it impacts all Americans, in particular older Americans."
Weber pointed out that AMAC has a policy of not endorsing political candidates, but "we have an obligation to our membership to speak out when a candidate seeks to obfuscate his record and his positions on the issues."
He said that, in speaking out, the association was not urging members to vote for Governor Romney. "We don't agree with all of his stated intentions either. For example, we believe that Romney should include a private investment option in his Social Security reform proposal. But, at least, he has articulated a clear cut plan to deal with that and the other key issues."