Governor Mitt Romney objected heatedly to an Obama spokeswoman's dismissal of criticism of his Administration's handling of the Libya crisis as a political issue driven by Romney and Paul Ryan.
Obama and his campaign "fail to grasp the seriousness of the challenges we face here in America," Romney said.
"No, President Obama, it is an issue because this is the first time in 33 years that a United States Ambassador has been assassinated," Romney said during a campaign stop in Asheville, North Carolina. "Mr. President, this is an issue because we were attacked successfully by terrorists on the anniversary of 9/11. President Obama, this is an issue because Americans wonder why it was that it took so long for you and your Administration to admit this was a terrorist attack."
"This is a very serious issue, these are very serious questions, the American people deserve serious answers, and I hope they come soon" he said.