Romney walks political tightrope on foreign policy
July 24th, 2012
02:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney walks political tightrope on foreign policy

Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney's political tightrope in his quest for the presidency has been especially evident on foreign policy, with the certain Republican nominee sounding conservative while also espousing more moderate approaches similar to his opponent, President Barack Obama.

Facing opinion polls that show more public support for Obama on foreign policy, Romney has constantly criticized what he calls the president's failure to lead on international issues such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria.

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  1. sonny chapman

    Will we ever run out of tough-talking Draft Dodger Repubs. ?

    July 24, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. John

    Romney wants to continue with the same failed Bush policies of the past. Never ending wars not paid for in the name of Freedom whatever that is supposed to mean. Mitt this is not the 1950's the world has changed. Romney and the GOP haven't got a clue about foreign policy. They are stuck in the past fighting yesterday's battles in today's times. America cannot go it alone. it needs allies something mitt and the GOP do not understand......

    July 24, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. PJ/TX

    Romney "walks a tight rope" on everything.
    Didn't he say "President's don't need a foreign policy, they can just go to the State Department"?
    He will get his middle east foreign policy orders next week when he kisses Netanyahu's ring.
    The rest will be handled by the GW Bush leftovers: Bolton, Senor, Gillespie, and the other chickenhawks.

    July 24, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  4. realitychecks

    Romney has no foreign policy experience. Obama's administration took out Osama, that alone is more experience than Romney will ever have. War cost government money,this is the big govt. money Romney is against yet so desperately wants to spend. No more wars. The only reason Romney is defending that side is for his friend and their connects.The last thing we need is a religious war started by a Morman!

    July 24, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Ray

    Mitt Romney was caught in a decades-long lie about his active draft avoidance during the Vietnam War.

    Selective Service records show that Mitt Romney had four draft deferments (between academic deferments and his work with the Mormon church). That's one less deferment than Dick Cheney got.

    Interestingly, Mitt Romney was avoiding the draft while demonstrating in favor of it at S

    July 24, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    mgc tampa

    What political tight rope? He has no foreign policy experience/expertise what so ever. How can you walk a tight rope when you have 0 experience?
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    How can you "walk a tight rope"? Because it sounds so much better than "walking on thin ice," which is what Romney will be doing.

    It is interesting to note that Romney has chosen not to visit either, Iraq or Afghanistan. I hope Romney meets up with some of the Russians in London for the Olympic Games. That should be an interesting encounter. Romney appears to be staying with "safe" havens on this trip. I note that he treats his money the same way.

    July 24, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. IRAYD84U

    Same ole bush different suit.

    July 24, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. julie

    here is mits foreign policy.....................deposit all your pennies in a swiss /cayman banks and send all the jobs you can to china THAT'S MY POLICY AND I'M STICKING TO IT......................hey mitt kissers ask him were is he hiding his tax returns................ he is using "you people" for votes...............he cares as much for you broke azz folks as he does his house cleaning crew

    OMITT MITT 2012........chumps

    July 24, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. julie

    @FORWARD INTO BLAH BLAH....................I see you are not on your meds again.........let me call your doctor....you are talking crazy again

    OMITT MITT 2012

    July 24, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Claudia, When did Obama serve in the military? Oh, he hasn't. Bill Clinton actively avoided the draft by going to England. But George Bush served in the Reserve and John McCain served in Vietnam and was even tortured in a POW camp. He suffers to this day. I'm sure George Bush's and John McCain's military service got your vote for them right? Or are you just being the usual liberal hypocrite with your endless statements about military service?"

    Oh shut the hell up. You were probably first in line at the Swift Boater convention when Kerry ran. GOPers/Teatrolls pretending to have respect for candidates' military service is completely unbelieveable...the stuff of fairy tales.

    July 24, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  11. when your nightmares end WILLARD begins

    if you want more war then vote this guy in the White House come November. He will probably change the withdraw date to the Afghan war, he was against the withdraw anyway, and there is still Iran to bomb and probably Syria. Yet NONE of his sons have ever served in the military but he would have no problem asking YOURS to go. He wants no military cuts because if he is in there we will need MORE military.

    July 24, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  12. FORWARD into the Obama FISCAL ABYSS

    Sniffit
    "Maybe they didn't give courses on it at Haaaaarrrvad?"
    Maybe Mittens went there too so you look like someone with severe developmental disorders to be criticizing Obama for having gone there?
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    Going there and actually learning something are two different things. Romney's long trail of success stories shows he studied and learned while at Harvard. Obama on the other hand has proven he was more interested in smoking pot and snorting cocaine. He even admits it in his book. Obama is just a load. I'm sure he's been given quite a bit over the years because of his great ability to sell snake oil. But when it actually gets down to getting things done, he's totally incompetent.

    July 24, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  13. FORWARD into the Obama FISCAL ABYSS

    julie
    @FORWARD INTO BLAH BLAH....................I see you are not on your meds again.........let me call your doctor....you are talking crazy again

    Sniffit
    Oh shut the hell up. You were probably first in line at the Swift Boater convention when Kerry ran. GOPers/Teatrolls pretending to have respect for candidates' military service is completely unbelieveable...the stuff of fairy tales.
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    yes, gotta love the fact filled reasoned responses of the looney left... just love it when to koolaide drools out of their mouth as they try to babble these incoherent responses. Can you both please towel off and compose a decent response? Or is it time for your nightly meds? I guess the loons don't like the fact that Bill Clinton was an active draft dodger when he went over to England. But he sure did like women in blue suits serving under his desk in the oval office! BWAHAHAHA!!!!

    July 24, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
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