But Zito found an entirely different reaction in the diner. "People were just floored by the press," she says. "The group was pretty mixed between Obama supporters and Romney supporters, and...
The problem with the polls on who's better able to handle foreign relations is that the public knows virtually nothing on foreign affairs. Therefore, their opinion would be that the incumbent is better qualified to handle foreign affairs based soley on the fact that he has been involved longer. Unfortuanately, most of the public doesn't know enough to grasp the significance of just how disastrous Obama's foreign policy is. They simply like the fact that we no longer have soldiers in Iraq and are bringing home the ones in Afghanistan, without understanding what the implications of those actions means in the bigger picture.
Salena Zito, a reporter with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, watched Mitt Romney's Wednesday morning news conference from a diner in Wisconsin. Customers paid careful attention to the TV as reporters repeatedly asked Romney if he had made a mistake by criticizing President Obama's handling of the embassy crises in Egypt and Libya. The exchanges left no doubt that Romney's questioners thought he had made a mess of the situation.
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