Biden Says Romney Policy Dangerous and Shallow
Vice President Joe Biden has called the foreign policy that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, has outlined, as ill informed, shallow and dangerous. Biden said it would be like returning to a time of the past that everyone has worked diligently to move beyond. Biden said President Obama would happily stack up his accomplishments like the raid that killed Osama bin Laden against the rhetoric of Romney.
Biden at a campaign event with an overtly partisan crowd said Americans know going back to the future is not something that the country can afford to do. Back to a policy that would have America alone and be with us or against us, is not possible said Biden.
Biden’s speech represents a defense of the national security record of Obama and support that Obama is the trustworthy, tested choice at a time when world affairs are uncertain. The speech, like other recent addresses on Social Security, the economy and other issues, focuses on campaign issues the administration hopes to showcase, as being success stories in a head to head contest against Romney.
Doing what is often the role of a vice presidential candidate, Biden used more partisan and sharper language than Obama. He linked Romney directly to the unpopular Bush policies and sought to let voters remember the distaste many had for the foreign policy of the Bush era.
Romney, says Biden, is hoping that Americans have a collective bout of amnesia. In response to Biden’s remarks a foreign policy adviser for Romney said Obama had succeeded in frittering away much of America’s influence in the world.