Boris Epshteyn, Daily Caller contributor and former McCain-Palin communications aide, and Margie Omero, Democratic pollster and president of Momentum Analysis, join “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer to discuss the renewed focus on Osama bin Laden’s death. Between the emphasis on bin Laden in many of the speeches at the Democratic National Convention and the release of a book about the al-Qaida leader’s death by former Navy SEAL “Mark Owen,” are Republicans right in saying the event is being overly politicized?
“What the president’s trying to do, and Democrats tried to do last week in Charlotte, is take the attention from where it is and should be, which is the economy, and put it back on really the only success of his presidency: killing Osama bin Laden,” says Epshteyn.
Omero disagrees, saying there are genuine reasons for the Obama administration to focus on bin Laden. “It’s one of the things that Obama gets the strongest ratings on, is handling terrorism,” she says. “It’s also a real, clear contrast with Gov. Romney, who said we shouldn’t move heaven and Earth to find Osama bin Laden.”