In the world of politics, timing is everything.Â The next presidential debate is set for tonight and the president needed to defend against what is possibly one of the biggest faux paus of his presidency — how he let two weeks pass before he finally admitted that what happened in Libya was pure unadulterated terrorism.
And yesterday, in a perfectly timed moment, Hillary takes the fall for the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead – including the U.S. ambassador and a Massachusetts ex-SEAL.Â It was one day ahead of the most crucial presidential debate in recent history,Â Crucial because never before had a debate had such effect on the polls
“I take responsibility,” Clinton told CNN in Peru.Â She insisted that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were not involved at all in State Department security decisions.
“I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” Clinton said, acknowledging the upcoming election.
The comment stood in stark contrast to what she once said in 2008, running against candidate Obama.Â Then she said, “Being President means being both CEO and COO of one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world.”
“I know that we can get on top of this, but it’s going to require strong presidential leadership – it’s going to require a President who knows from day one you have to run a government and manage the economy,” Hillary Clinton then added a key phrase to sock it toObama. “The buck stops in the Oval Office.”
While Hillary is trying to take “a bullet for the president” the move puts the president in an unfavorable light as well.Â “There is a big difference in the eyes of many, between, Harry Truman who said ‘the buck stops here’ and the president who would allow a woman to take the fall for him,” remarks David from Woodmere, a commentator on a popular blog.
Harry Truman would not be proud.