I can't lie. I tried to watch the GOP debate last week, but it was so mind-numbingly full of meaningless talking points that I fell asleep. Which is why I missed this little exchange, but I think it really shows what an unthinking empty suit Mitt Romney really is.
Carl Cameron lets Deputy Sheriff and military father Mark Riss pose a question to Romney, and Riss slaps him down but good. Riss makes sure Romney knows just how offensive it was to liken Mitt's sons work on his campaign to serving in the military, as Riss's son has on two tours. Further, Riss points out that Mitt's "plan" in Iraq is woefully short of specifics.
Watch Romney scroll through his mental Rolodex of Republican platitudes in order to respond.
Deputy Strafford County Sheriff Mark Riss, who asked the question, said that it felt good to get his grievance off his chest and that he's accepted Romney's apology. But Riss, who said he's an undecided independent who leans Republican, said he wasn't satisfied with the answer.
"I thought he never really answered the question," he said. "What I was looking for from him was a response as to how he would end the conflict in Iraq, and he did not provide that to me. In fact, he did not even come close."