Romney Discussing Foreign Policy and Military
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has moved away from discussing his favorite issues, the economy, to discussing foreign policy and the military, two areas that are usually looked at as being Obama’s strength.
On Tuesday, Romney will be addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention. His aides say that Romney will outline why he feels that President Obama has given up the U.S. leadership role across the globe.
On Monday, Obama spoke to the same group and cast himself as the steady commander in chief, who has been tested by two very difficult wars. He also spoke about the successful Navy Seal raid on the compound occupied by Osama bin Laden.
While in California, Romney offered what is his latest opinion of Obama by telling over 400 of his supporters in Irvine that around the world, America’s weakness is seen and has many consequences.
On Sunday, Romney said that Bob Carr the foreign minister of Australia had said to him that the U.S. was in a state of decline. However, on Monday Carr clarified his comments by saying he was not criticizing the United States, when he mentioned it was a nation in decline.
Romney also said on Monday that the White House administration was not aggressive enough with trying to deter the nuclear ambitions of Iran or in quelling violence in Syria. He said he did agree with Obama that President al-Assad in Syria must leave, but said the President had not shown enough leadership to force al-Assad’s departure.
Romney’s shift in topics precedes his trip that begins on Tuesday. He will travel to Britain, Poland and Israel.