This could sound like Romney might be losing some support very quickly again.. more wars in the Middle East is probably not a huge vote winner among moderates in the swing states.. And huge Tax Cuts and new wars could also reinforce the impression of “More Bush” in a Romney Presidency.
By NBC’s Garrett Haake
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – In a major foreign policy speech Monday Mitt Romney will attempt to portray himself as a leader firmly in the peace-through-strength tradition of Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan, while casting President Barack Obama as an ineffective leader on a dangerous and constantly-evolving world stage.
Romney will deliver a 30-minute address, titled “The Mantle of Leadership,” later Monday at the Virginia Military Institute, his 10th address on the topic of foreign policy since summer 2011.
The former Massachusetts governor’s speech, like the others before it, will focus on a vision of peace through strength. It will include new details on how Romney would address current global hotspots and repeat regular stump speech staples – such as the importance of averting planned defense cuts, expanding and reinvesting in the U.S. military and working closely with allies abroad, especially Israel.
Democrats fired back preemptively at that characterization.
“Mainstream foreign policy isn’t what Mitt Romney is putting forward: having plans to start wars but not end them; wanting to keep 30,000 U.S. troops in Iraq indefinitely; exploding our defense spending to levels the Pentagon has not asked for, with no way to pay for it; insulting our allies and partners around the world on the campaign trail; and calling Russia our number-one geopolitical foe,” Obama campaign spokesperson Lis Smith said in a statement Sunday. “If that’s where Mitt Romney thinks the mainstream is, he needs to find a better compass.” (…)
(Via First Read)