Romney Shifts Focus from Economy to Foreign Policy

Friday, 30 Mar 2012 04:40 PM

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Mitt Romney is taking on what a top aide characterized as Barack Obama’s naïve and feckless foreign policy. The move is a shift in a campaign that has so far mostly focused on the economy and high unemployment, The Washington Post reported.

Advisers to the GOP frontrunner say the former Massachusetts governor plans to deliver a major foreign policy speech soon and take other steps to promote the foreign policy differences as Romney begins to focus on the general election.

“In the end, this president will lose because he failed on the economy — that’s the referendum,” Richard Williamson, a senior foreign policy adviser to the Romney campaign, told the Post. “But the same sort of naivete and fecklessness have been evident on the foreign policy side as well. And we welcome having that debate.”

In recent weeks Romney has promoted a tougher stand with China, Russian and Iran. Romney said that the open-mike incident between Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev where Obama said he would have more flexibility after the election is a sign that Obama’s “going to cave to Russia,” calling Russia America’s “number one geopolitical foe,” the Post reported.

The White House says it welcomes the debate believing the public supports the president’s positions.

“I’m pretty sure the Cold War ended when some of the folks in this room were still in elementary school,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said of Romney’s comments, according to the Post. “And any suggestion that Russia is America’s number one geopolitical foe represents a profound — or unique — understanding of recent history.”


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