October 17th, 2012
08:05 AM ET
10 years ago

Video: Sununu angry over Libya 'terror' remarks

(CNN) - Soledad O'Brien and Romney adviser John Sununu spar over when Obama first referred to the "act of terror" in Libya.

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  1. Sandy

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAA! Sununu is just mad because Romney was caught LYING in front of 50 million people. LOL

    October 17, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    John Sununu has been fighting for relevancy since Bush Senior appointed him Chief of Staff, and John tried to bully the House and Senate the way he used to the New Hampshire State Legislature. Back then, he would tell them what bills to pass and don't bother doing anything else, as he would veto it. Tried the same thing with the House and Senate and was advised that they would tell him what his opinion should be when they got around to it.

    October 17, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  3. John

    Who cares what Sununu thinks. Bottom line is Romney's lies caught up to him and he got smoked in the debate. Romney had nothing to offer the American people but more tax cuts for the rich. Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts
    was 47th in job creation. Romney was a job destroyer. The facts do not lie.....

    October 17, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    What's the difference between a catfish and John Sununu? One is a garbage-eating bottom-feeder, and the other is just a fish.

    October 17, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Obama framed Flippy with each of his answers and forced Romney to defend himself. Sununu can go take a flying leap. He's got no credibility whatsoever

    October 17, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  6. KiZiK

    Really.... Sununu you just made a fool out of yourself on National television. Republicans could gain a lot more respect if "1. They didn't talk down to mass crowds. 2. If they could argue legitimate Facts. 3. Suck it up and realize our economy is getting stronger because we are growing it from the root." Might I add, Obama knows how to listen to the individual and then provide structural criticism in a polite way.

    Watch the video from the Rose Garden, September 12, 2012. It's really not that hard to understand.. Obama kept his big words to a minimum... Draw your own conclusion.

    October 17, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  7. rvoter

    Why did all his aids say it was because of video and he never can out and said otherwise? Surly it wasn't a cover up or was it?

    October 17, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  8. Woman Independent Voter age 55

    Again, the Fact Checkers took control of Romney.. Romney looked stupid an Angry thru the entire debate. President Obama stud up for the 47 % an showed an show us he cares about us. The Libya issue.. Romney was out Classed.

    October 17, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  9. yasmine

    Romy the GOP/teapartiers .... lie so much even when the truth is one tape...recorded...

    it is about time the media called them on it and stop turning away......

    so if they lie about the President about things that are recorded and we can see for ourselves is a lie...what else do they lie about............his birth certificate....his family....???

    October 17, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  10. Ace

    This dude Sununu, is always mad and angry, he better check his blood pressure.

    October 17, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  11. myviewis

    Here's part of the script of the Rose Garden and President Obama says "No acts of terror" right after he has talked about the 9/11 attacks and not in reference to the attack of Libya, so as usual and as good of an attorney as Obama is he wrote his speech in an attorney manner

    ..........."Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourned with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

    As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.

    No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.".....

    October 17, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  12. grammarprof

    Boy did Sununu put Solidad in her place. He was great and she didn't know how to respond.

    CNN fact checkers are WRONG and Candy even admitted it after the fshow. FACT: The President did not say "This was an act of terror"; he referred to "acts of terror" in a general way which clearly and grammatically is avoidance rhetoric and typical of his continual misleading the American public. Why Candy fell for his trap is something only she can answer and which is something that the majority of Americans regardless of party understood to be a bias on her part in favor of the the President. As an American, what I wanted and needed to hear from the President the next day was a clear, not ambiguous, statement "This was an act of terror". Romney won on this one as it is the headlines that will consume the news reporting for the next week and divert Obama's campaign to defend their inconsistency and lack of honesty with the American public.

    October 17, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  13. Thor4

    Sununu was on CNN speaking to one of the women journalists. This man is not only a very aggressive person but he was very condesending to the journalfist. I think that he should begin by changing his verbal comments when he is talking to women. Not a good advertisment for being a Republican !!!!!!!

    October 17, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  14. FranknSwitaj

    John Sununu is absolutely right. Go check it out for yourself. Its a disgrace that O'Brien is lying so hard to give President Obama cover

    October 17, 2012 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  15. Andy12

    The zinger ends up to be a binder.... Sununu should go back to Cuba. His brothers and sisters are suffering there. He should go there and help them with democracy.

    October 17, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  16. plain&simple

    Obama spoke longer in the debate but Romney said more words.....that tells me Romney is a fast talker and Obama thinks and doesn't need to try and use a lot of words to sell you!!! The truth is usually precise. People like Sununu can't stand anyone or anything that contradicts their preconceived precepts.

    October 17, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  17. Lionel

    Everytime, I watch this man Sununu, I have to laugh. Is this the advisors that we want to put in the White House folks?

    Romney was caught in a lie and even the moderator fact checked him. That's it, I was considering voting for Romney but I am now strongly for Obama and will vote early to get it over with.

    October 17, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  18. phildon31

    Republicans are great spiners they turn truth into lies who does that?and the press like to say the race is tight but really not the race is not even close all these polls are not accurate how can a well nutured person forget all what happened under bush dont be fooled guys repulicans are spenders of what they didn't work for

    October 17, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  19. julie

    ole man sununu is just p o'd that mitt was out classed and looked like a bully kind of like sununu looked attacking that lady journalist........................mitt got caught on his lies in front of a buzzllion people


    October 17, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  20. paperpushermj

    Nice try but this Election is about President Obamas job performance over the last 4 years not GW Bush's. Wow talk about spinning!

    October 17, 2012 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  21. SAM

    If he is the one that hired Hilary, should he not be the one to fire her. If she is the one to be held accountable for the terrorist attack on our ambassador and three of our brave men. If she is so incompetent in preforming her duties, does that not reflect the incompetence of the President, if he does not correct his error of judgement? Is this another way to blame the other guy (again),

    October 17, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  22. Ancient Texan

    Lionel- NOPE! Obama was caught lying and the moderator aided and abetted the liar. There is NOBODY on the universe that can out lie Obama.

    October 17, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  23. Ronda in Houston,TX


    You can spend it anyway you want. You, Romney and Sununu are wrong.

    October 17, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  24. Yonni

    I refused to be represented by a Birthers like Sununu and Trump. I will be certainly ashamed if these guys make it to the white house with Romney. What kind of a country we will be then? Romeny will not be the decider if he make it the presidency, all his sponsors will own the piece of his presidency for those of us who cannot finance his campaign we will not have a voice. Remember we are 47% for Mitt regardless our contribution and devotion to this great nation.

    October 17, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  25. Larry in Houston

    @ Ronda in Houston @ 9:29 am – – Thank You for Your post ! I agree. He was a worthless governor when he ws governor of N.H. why do you think they didn't re-elect him again.
    Vote – Democrat 2012
    Hillary – 2016

    October 17, 2012 09:35 am at 9:35 am |