Let's assume there was a security error at the consulate in Libya. Still, the State Department likely had real-time
information on what was happening at the consulate on Sept. 11 and knew it was a terrorist attack. So at a minimum you must assume that these facts were passed on to the president by the next day.
From that point forward, the White House engaged in misdirection. When you are not telling the truth for political reasons and use others in your administration to assist in the misdirection, you have a president who places his own political fortunes ahead of the country.
Rancho Palos Verdes
What we're looking for in a commander in chief is someone who remains calm in the face of breaking news and reserves judgment until enough facts are gathered. Mitt Romney, by firing off his charge that President Obama was apologizing for America because the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was trying to prevent an attack by militants (and while something was going on in Libya), disqualified himself from consideration.