January 30th, 2008
09:25 PM ET
7 years ago

Schneider: Unfocused, but interesting answer from Romney

It’s not clear exactly what Romney’s talking about – but there’s an interesting idea somewhere in here. It’s the most intellectually interesting answer I’ve heard this evening: that there are four strategic visions in the world: Russia, China, Al Qaeda and the United States. I’m not sure I understand it, but it’s worth thinking about.

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


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  1. Brandon, San Antonio

    Romney understands the world more than enough to lead us back to greatness!

    January 30, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  2. faboo

    Are you listening this? I'm blogging on 3 different sites, dealing with 2 kids yelling and listening to this and I manage to get what Romney said. It made sense. Way more sense than McCain's answer on what is a leader.

    January 30, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Kate Bloche

    the man got brains.

    January 30, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. Stacey

    Where is the time Cooper told Ron Paul he'd have after cutting his response to 15 seconds TWICE?!?

    January 30, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. David De Trolio

    It would be helpful if both Romney and Paul could get to the point at times, this is one of the issues which plague them both.

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  6. Peter

    Bad debate. Bad questions that have to do more with stirring arguments and controversy than addressing the issues. I mean come on "What makes Romney a better commander in chief than McCain". What's up with this?! To top it off, bad commentators. I'm turning it off.

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  7. Nathan Ferris

    Ron Paul is the only person to think about,,

    Bill you should be fired... you are not a moderate reporter...
    Do us a favor and quit

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  8. danielle

    is McCain capable of being civil? If he can't be civil to his opponents how can we expect him to be civil with foreign leaders whose ideas he does not agree with? are we going to be at war with every nation on earth?

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  9. Daveiav

    I hear two guys with no chance that make more sense then the two guys who can win. Whats wrong with american voters.

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  10. Peter

    And the tv is off. Another viewer gone.

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  11. Tom Schultz

    Particularly interesting if you ask yourself, what is the vision of the United States?

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. Brian

    Russia is rising up the charts as an enemy to democracy, good to know Romney has Russia on his radar.

    January 30, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. Briggon

    Romney is the Smartest guy up there. No question. I agree in that was an interesting take on the world and agree with it.

    January 30, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  14. Leo

    It is as intelectual as the "Axis of Evil". It is simplistic, prejudicial and dangerous.

    January 30, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  15. Peter

    Anyone else have "your comment is await moderation" above their comment? I'm suspicious my comments aren't being posted...

    January 30, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  16. Candice

    Dadeedaduh, Romney is the most intelligent candidate. Why would it surprise anyone that his answers are worth thinking about? If you worry about the economy (stupid) he is a better answer than even Bill was.

    January 30, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  17. David

    Totally agree and would be interesting to dissect. If true, pretty impressive.

    January 30, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  18. CaliMom

    That's obvious, he is talking about 4 ideologies Bill.

    There's what's in China's interest, Russia's interest, Al Qaeda's interest and then What's in OUR best interest...

    January 30, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  19. danielle

    its very clear bill.
    four strategies, four hegemons, four options.
    simple.

    romney is so smart.

    January 30, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  20. kurt

    If any of these Republicans win, yes. At war with the world.

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  21. Brian

    Danielle – Good point.

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  22. CaliMom

    I don't know if what you perceive to be incivility could not also be described as a lack of tact or basic treatment of people skills.

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  23. eric

    Doess Romney have someone answering the questions for him!Like Florida

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  24. Cecile

    This comment means "there are the bad buys, and there is us". Nothing new there.

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  25. Nylor

    I know and I'm really watching all debates from both parties. This debate is very interesting. I just really don't understand why Sen. McCain is getting these non'-straight talk answers and these's no follow up questions from qualifications.

    January 30, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
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