President Obama may have almost tripled the number of troops stationed in Afghanistan since the end of the Bush administration, ordered Osama bin Laden killed, directed a not-war in Libya and crafted a massive stimulus package for Americans who happen to work in drone and munitions factories, but Mitt Romney’s positronic brain can see through the bomb wreckage to the bitter reality: our Muslim president is nothing but an appeaser beholden to foreign policy "experts."
At a speech before the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, Romney derided Obama's dangerous reliance on people who know things about the world…
And so, on the other hand, that leaves us with the belief that America should become a lesser power. It flows from the conviction that if we are weak, tyrants will choose to be weak as well; that if we could just talk more, engage more, pass more U.N. resolutions, that peace will break out. That may be what they think in that Harvard faculty lounge, but it’s not what they know on the battlefield!
Of course a man like Romney–who did not go to school in Boston, but just outside Boston–knows a little something about those weak-kneed tweedy professors…
Not only is Harvard a major player in Massachusetts, the state Romney led for four years as governor, but it also is the school from which he received the business and law degrees that helped propel him toward his highly lucrative venture capital career.
It is success in that arena, he says now, that makes him best equipped to replace President Obama as the country's leader.
This may sound like hypocrisy (or as they say just outside Boston, "pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd"), but it's not.
Mitt Romney was drawing a clear distinction between the smoking-jacket-wearing, sherry-sipping, Yeats-loving types in the Harvard faculty lounge and the real men on the battlefield. And let's make one thing perfectly clear: Mitt Romney has never taught at Harvard.
He did his time on the battlefields of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard Business School, where he narrowly survived heavy cum laude-ing and a veritable minefield of footnotes.
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Tags: Barack Obama, International Affairs, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry