I don't mind folks mentioning it, but it has to be kept in perspective.Sundog.....I agree that the background checks should be tighter. I do not like nut cases having firearms. I do not own a gun but do believe in the right to bear arms. I do think that certain weapons should have special license and not to ban them. If it is good enough for our military, then one day they do become citizens. I am not talking missle lauchers or gernades. I am talking firearms and rifles. I know you hate Bengazi, but as long as there is a republican it is going to be mentioned. That was her watch and ultimately part of her responsibility. Just like if you were a area manager for a fleet of stores and your employees in one of them kept messing up, then you would beheld responsible for not carrying out the discipline.
First of all, there's two cases of historical precedent for scandals not having an effect on the next election.
First, there was Iran Contra in the late 80's. 11 indictments were handed down against republicans as result of an actual arms for hostages scandal and republicans still won in 1998.
Secondly, it was well known before 2004, that Bush had ignored countless warnings about terrorism prior to 9/11. He still won in 2004.
As for the actual event, Hillary was Secretary of state. Not Secretary of Defense or in charge of the CIA. If you want to hold her responsible for not having enough security in place, then that's okay, but you also have to hold republicans responsible for voting to cut embassy funding.
As for any bad informaion (lack of intelligence) regarding the "protest," the Department of State is not in the business of gathering intelligence, that's the CIA's job. If there was a failure of intelligence, it was a CIA failure, not a state department failure. If the CIA felt there was a threat, they should have ordered more security. Since they didn't, it's safe to assume they just missed that one.
Also, as Secretary of State, Hillary cannot "scramble jets" or send in troops. She can't even tell the military to stand down. The military has explianed during these countless hearings the logistics involved in sending in fighter planes and/or troops. Basically, by the time we would have sent in the troops, those terrorists would have been home safely in the beds.
Benghazi was a tragedy. Not a conspiracy. But as Iran-Contra and 9/11 taught us, those things don't hold a lot of sway with voters.