Romney Lays Out Foreign Policy in Virginia

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney prepares to deliver a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on October 8, 2012 in Lexington, Virginia. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Speaking at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, Republic presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave a key foreign policy address Monday afternoon. His focus was primarily on the Middle East.

In the speech, Romney laid out his plan to take the United States back to an earlier era in global affairs with what one of his policy advisers later described as "the restoration of a strategy that served us well for 70 years." Details on what Romney’s particular strategy is, though, remain unclear. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, provides analysis.


David Sanger

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Comments [3]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Presidential Candidates facing an incumbent can always talk the talk, but hardly ever to walk the walk...Fortunately for them, they don't need to, till it is re-election time and the cycle now goes against them.

Oct. 09 2012 01:06 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

Don't get angry, folks. But when I came across the photo of Romney and the Virginia cadets I temporarily saw Emperor Palpatine and the Clone Army. Ha-ha! I know, it's foolishness! Everyone knows Dick Cheney is the Emperor.

Oct. 09 2012 09:46 AM

Can we go back?
Is this an admission that the Obama administration has the deliberate intention of dismantling the once robust economy, foreign policy and military of the United States? The massive debt created and diminished demeanor abroad seems to certify that agenda which signals the decline of the US in the 21st Century.
Is the "new normal" of lessened prosperity and security what the nation voted for in 2008?
If the US does not lead in this century then who will fill that massive void?

Oct. 09 2012 09:38 AM

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