It’s not often you hear an extreme right-wing talk show host slam the Republican Presidential nominee, but this time, Bryan Fischer made an exception for Mitt Romney. During his show on Saturday, Fischer bludgeoned Romney over his complete lack of leadership and tendency to become a pushover.
Fischer attacked Romney because of the forced resignation of Richard Grenell, the gay foreign policy spokesman hired by the Romney campaign. After taking heavy criticism from anti-gay conservatives, Grenell resigned after only two weeks on the job. Romney never once defended Grenell, nor did he offer any public support. He merely caved in to the demands of conservative groups, including Fischer and the American Family Association, which leads us to Bryan Fischer on Saturday.
Fischer was genuinely dismayed at how easy it was to control Romney like a marionette puppet, essentially calling him out for being a weak leader who could be led by the nose on the international stage by China, Russia, North Korea, and maybe even Iran.
According to Fischer,
“If Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, co-opted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese? How is he going to stand up to Putin? How is he going to stand up to North Korea if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me? I don’t think Romney is realizing the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership.”
Here’s the video:
As unlikely as it sounds, a hardcore religious right-wing conservative voice is casting doubt about Romney’s leadership ability. The man basically just admitted that if Romney can’t stand up to a radio host, he could certainly be intimidated by tough and dangerous foreign leaders. This is in stark contrast to President Obama, who has shown the ability to stand against his own party and be a world leader at the same time.
Earlier this year at CPAC, Grover Norquist said that conservatives should elect a President they can use as a puppet. Romney is clearly that guy. He’s that guy because he couldn’t even withstand a week or two of pressure by right-wing activists before allowing Grenell to resign. How does this make us believe that Romney has a mind of his own? When a guy as conservative as Bryan Fischer says Romney is too weak and too puppet-like, that’s definitely worth sounding the alarm for.