The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has put together an online video which it says demonstrates the dearth of leadership demonstrated by all of the 2012 Republican candidates for president.
The video, titled “Not One Candidate,” pulls together some of the most startling moments of the recent GOP presidential debates. These include such moments at the encounters as the audience cheering Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s long string of executions in the Lone Star State. Another instance included the crowd chanting their support of letting an uninsured man die, and yet another when they booed an active-duty gay soldier.
In each case, the DNC notes, all of the Republican candidates on stage were silent.
“None of them spoke up to admonish the crowd and call for civility,” the DNC says in a blog post. “Or as the Concord Monitor put it: ‘Not one candidate, in situations that cried out for leadership, exhibited leadership.'”
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Scott Nance is the editor and publisher of the news site The Washington Current. He has covered Congress and the federal government for more than a decade.