CNN has gotten hold of talking points distributed by Mitt Romney's campaign to top Republican leaders and surrogates facing questions about the situation in Libya and Egypt.
The memo addresses questions about Romney's statement on the protests, in which he accused the Obama administration of expressing sympathy for those who breached the Cairo embassy wall and killed officials in Libya. That accusation is based on a statement from the Cairo embassy that was released before either attack.
Allies are told to note that the White House distanced itself from the same Cairo embassy statement Tuesday night and argue that "it is never too soon to stand up for American values and interests."
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul took that tack in a message to reporters, saying: "If Governor Romney 'jumped the gun' why were White House officials also distancing themselves from the statement?"