And those voters are what is wrong with everything. Talk about mental contortions.
The Raw Story: A surprising amount of very conservative voters in Ohio apparently believe that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is more responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden than President Barack Obama. Fifteen percent of those who described themselves as “very conservative” said Romney was more responsible for the demise of the terrorist leader, according to a survey released by Public Policy Polling (PDF). Another 51 percent said they were not sure. Only 34 percent said Obama deserved more credit. [...] Overall, 63 percent of those questioned said that Obama was more responsible for the death of Bin Laden. Only six percent said Romney was more responsible, while 30 percent said they were not sure. — Some Ohio conservatives think Romney responsible for Bin Laden’s death
Dylan Matthews: calls it “psychological trickery.” “[V]oters have trouble crediting politicians they don’t like for policy outcomes they do like,” he explained, citing research. “And killing bin Laden is a policy outcome they do like. And so partisan effects have led some Republicans to argue that Obama was not primarily responsible for killing bin Laden or, even more absurdly, that Romney was responsible.” — Do 15% of Ohio Republicans think Romney killed bin Laden? Probably not.
THIS, even though in 2007 Mitt Romney told the Associated Press “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”
If this doesn’t convince you that whatever these people think is laughably ignorant and sadly childlike, what would? But they’ll be the first ones in line at the polls on Nov. 6th — so take that into consideration.