Heilemann on Last Word: Romney Is in a Downward Spiral

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Mitt Romney took a beating from all sides Wednesday for his criticism of the Obama administration's response to violence at a U.S. embassy in Cairo, before news broke about attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya that claimed at least four American lives. Later that evening, New York's John Heilemann appeared on Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss Romney's wobbly standing after the partisan attack. "What they saw across the ideological spectrum today was desperation," Heilemann said, adding that the aftermath is dangerous, creating a "downward spiral" that can be damaging to fund-raising, standing with voters, and standing with the press.