Sure you laughed it off. You have presence of mind enough to do the expedient thing. But did it bother you more than you let on? Is that why you canceled your speech to the Western Health Leadership Academy in San Diego?
Or is it because Sean Smith's mother was planning to be part of a protest? Remember Sean? One of the four Americans killed in Benghazi on 9/11/2013?
C'mon, what difference at this point does it make now? Well, to a lot of people it makes a huge difference and if you think you're going to be able to evade the "what really happened?" question for an entire campaign season you're sorely mistaken.
I know it was tough having to face the families of our fallen Americans as they arrived in flag draped caskets at Dover. Was it hard to lie to them about a really bad YouTube video having been the cause? You did lie, didn't you? All the evidence seems to point that way.
It's going to be a tough campaign. You have no experience at running anything what's more a nation as complex as ours. Your time in the Senate was merely marking time for more ambitious pursuits. You had to settle for less than first prize and yet you've been having trouble listing any accomplishment what-so-ever in that lesser position. Secretary of State. Unless you consider having the word 'overcharged' in place of 'reset' on the button that was to be symbolic with our new U.S./Russian relationship.
It's too late to alter the outcome of your tenure at State, but you could do a lot by coming clean about Benghazi. If you insist you were no more than an innocent bystander, don't be surprised if the voters think you should remain a bystander to the presidency.
The truth though. Well, it would give you a whole new image, something unique in the world of politics, and the American people are a forgiving lot. Think about it.