Public Relations War of Words: Romney vs. Obama
In the immediate aftermath of the brutal killing of American Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and 2 other Americans, President Obama promised justice and criticized Mitt Romney for his earlier remarks. Stevens, and other Americans were seemingly lynched to death in an attack.
Obama said “We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice will be done.” While those words may be right, earlier today Mitt Romney said: “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks,” Romney said.
Romney’s comments came in response to a statement by Obama that condemned “efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” The Obama administration later claimed the statement wasn’t approved.
Public Relations of course plays a part in any crisis and in any war. Will Obama still say there’s no red line in the Middle East?
Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur and author.
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About the Author: Ronn Torossian is the CEO of NY based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR Agencies in the US. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a Jewish philanthropist and active in a number of worldwide Jewish organizations. More about Ronn