Geege Schuman stashed this in Politics 2012
Stashed in: Destiny
"* The phrase 'leaving our destiny at the mercy of events' is a certain indication that Romney's international outlook is hopelessly confused. How can one's destiny, 'a predetermined course of events often held to be an irresistible power or agency,' be at the mercy of events? It makes no sense at all."
And that's the least of it, "it" being his insanity / inanity.