Tags: Biden | defends | obama | foreign | policy

Biden Defends Foreign Policy: Obama 'Has a Big Stick'

Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 12:43 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Vice President Joe Biden has issued a defense of President Barack Obama's foreign policy record and suggested that Republican Mitt Romney doesn't understand the role of contemporary commander in chief.

Biden delivered a campaign foreign policy speech Thursday at New York University.

The vice president also drew snickers when he made reference to the president being touch and carrying "a big stick."

"I promise you, the president has a big stick," Biden said, after quoting Teddy Roosevelt's enduring line "speak softly and carry a big stick."

The audience at New York University responded with scattered laughter.

"I promise you," Biden repeated, deadpanning.

 The vice president said Obama had met the foreign policy challenges facing the United States in the 21st century, including ending the war in Iraq and ordering the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.

He said Romney's foreign policy vision is stuck in the Cold War-era.

Romney advisers held a conference call before Biden spoke to criticize Obama's record on foreign policy.

John Lehman, Navy secretary in the Reagan administration, accused Obama of "a gross abdication of leadership" that could have practical and political consequences.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Kevin Derby: Grimes 'Losing Ground,' Kentucky 'Trending Red'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 15:31 PM

Kevin Derby, senior political reporter for The Sunshine State News joined "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV on Monday to discuss  . . .

Fading Star? Even Wendy Davis' Hometown Paper Endorses Abbott

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 14:52 PM

Time is running out and support continues to wane for the Texas gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Wendy Davis, Politico . . .

Ron Paul: Hillary Clinton Would Be a 'Mediocre' President

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 14:38 PM

Hillary Clinton would just be a "mediocre" president who would bring about very little change, if she gets elected, outs . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved