Written By: Jim Loftus
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s experience comes from business, not foreign policy issues. That showed big-time Monday night. In his previous campaign stops he was critical of president Obama’s dealing with the Middle East. But when it came time to explaining his differences, Mitt turned it in two a lovefest. He showed virtually no difference with the president on topics of Iran, Israel, Libya or Syria. And when it came time to talk about military spending, Mitt rehearsed a talking point that was not vetted for accuracy. Claiming that the Navy’s ship fleet had been reduced under Obama, when in fact the Navy had consolidated naval operations to increase capability; Mitt looked a bit unknowledgeable. But he didn’t say anything that was a major gaffe, and his handlers say they consider that a win. We’ll find out in two weeks.