Romney has a point -- isn't free speech, even if deeply offensive, a crucial part of a free and democratic society? Isn't it a problem when the instinct is to oppose free speech in America? (Or Canada?)
Or to misquote Voltaire, "I disagree with what you have to say but will fight to the death to protect your right to say it?"
He seized on a statement issued by the US embassy in Cairo, which condemned "the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions".
Mr Romney called this "disgraceful".