Mitt Romney on Wednesday strongly criticized President Obama’s initial response to attacks on Americans in the Middle East, saying his administration had made a “severe miscalculation” and was sending “mixed signals” to the world. The tenor of Romney’s attacks – coming just hours after news that four Americans, including the US ambassador to Libya, were killed – struck some Republicans and Democrats as too heavy handed. And in a moment offering voters an insight into how Romney handles an evolving international crisis, both Democrats and Republicans said he threatened to come across as overly partisan and too quick to react.
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